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Indian Railway Organises Yoga Practice Session

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Simultaneous yoga sessions held in all zones, divisions, units and Railway PSUs

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, April 24: To encourage the railwaymen to practice yoga for a healthy and disease-free life, Indian Railway organised a yoga practice session at Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi on Sunday. This event has been organised as a step ahead of the International Yoga Day. The session was attended by minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, chairman and CEO Railway Board V K Tripathi, other members of Railway Board, general manager, Northern Railway Ashutosh Gangal and other senior officers of NR. Sportspersons, railway employees and their family members also participated in the event. The yogic asanas were performed under the guidance of Yog Guru Shyam Gupta, Prabhari Delhi Prant, Patanjali Yogpeeth. Similar sessions were also simultaneously held in other Zonal Railway Headquarters, Divisions, Units, Workshops and Railway PSUs.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister of Railways said that Swami Vivekananda introduced Yoga to the western world. To re-initiate the world into yoga and for humanity to benefit from this ancient practice, PM Narendra Modi proposed an International Yoga Day in the UN General Assembly. Now, many people all over the world practice and celebrate International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. People have come to realise that most health issues have a basis in the modern urban lifestyle. Stress, irregular habits and environmental pollution are reducing the life quality of humans. Yoga is an efficacious means to bring in inner harmony and to prevent and overcome diseases. This yoga practice session ahead of the International Yoga Day will certainly be helpful for the railway employees.

 

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