Hailakandi district celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga in a befitting manner. Hundreds of school children, dignitaries and enthusiasts turned up at the Central function in the lawns of Deputy Commissioner's office in the wee hours to celebrate the Yoga Day on Thursday. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Amalendu Roy welcomed the participants and spoke on the importance of yoga.
In his brief address, Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan said that the traditional practice lends harmony and balance to the body, mind and soul. "I urge everyone to make yoga a part of their lives," he said.
Khan spoke of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation in the Yoga Day as well as Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, in Dehradun and Assam.
Yoga instructor, Kumar Das spoke on the various intricacies of yoga and its many sided benefits.
Thereafter mass demonstration of yoga took place with hundreds of people participating for close to one hour. Government yoga instructors, including women instructors from Patanjali demonstrated various 'asanas' (postures). Instructor Parimal Paul explained the finer nuances of yoga.
Besides Deputy Commissioner Khan, Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra, District BJP President, Subrata Nath, Professor Bijoy Kumar Dhar of Women's College, officials and employees of different government departments also took part in it.
The administration organised yoga events at 62 gaon panchayats and four revenue circles across the district. Despite the deluge that affected almost half of the population, the Day was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in educational institutions, yoga centres, press clubs, Rotary and NGOs across the district.
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