By: Lalit Garg
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for the freebies in the country and the world. Now they have decided to do free yoga for the people living in Delhi, because the body, mind and soul are not healthy in the pollution-filled life of the common man of Delhi, in such a situation, yoga will be of great help to them, it is believed. It is certainly a welcome step. The purpose of politics is not only to gain power, but also to provide an advanced and healthy lifestyle, in this view, the Delhi government has decided to make yoga and meditation a mass movement and take it to every doorstep of Delhi as a sign of understanding and ideal governance.
These days Delhi is full of yoga posters. Yoga classes will also start from January at various places in Delhi. This is the first unique program of its kind in the entire country, under which the Delhi government will make people do yoga for free. For this 400 teachers have been trained. Governments of other provinces of the country have also started following the storm of free facilities in Delhi, in the same way, if yoga schools are started within the whole country after seeing the yoga campaign of Delhi government, then yoga will reach door to door, people’s people. Life will be healthy, balanced and peaceful.
India has been famous as the land of yoga since time immemorial. Every particle, molecule and atom here has been inundated with the yoga-sadhana of so many yogis. The soil of this land is blessed with the atoms of intense penance of the ascetics and the wind is so pure here, which are the witness of the peak men of sadhana. Sometimes the penance of Vedic sages and Maharishis was realized on this land, and sometimes the spiritual practice of Lord Mahavira, Buddha and Adi Shankaracharya did the work of this soil.
This land is the witness of the supreme practice of Ramakrishna Paramhans, every particle here is the witness of the wisdom of Vivekananda, the witness of the spiritual practice of Shri Aurobindo, the spiritual yogi made of revolution yogi and the witness of Mahatma Gandhi’s karma-yoga-sadhana. This flow of yoga practice has never been blocked here and will never be blocked, because first Prime Minister Narendra Modi and now the rulers like Kejriwal have been ready to make it the lifestyle of the people.
Now Delhi will be inundated with this Yoga flow, it is definitely a good sign for the entire Delhiites. The significance of the Yoga movement in Delhi lies in the fact that there should be welfare of the improved person, society from the individual and the world humanity. Truly yoga is the biggest need of the present. People’s life should be yogic; with this the current of the era can be changed. In my view yoga should be the minimum lifestyle of humanity. This is a powerful means of making a man a. Initiatives should be taken to organize Yoga movement in Delhi in order to make every person aware of it and to motivate every person to look within himself. This will create the urge to become a balanced person and to be good. Yoga is not only a means of control over the discrepancies of political life but also human beings. The life of Delhi will become worth living.
While celebrating the festival of independence, if you want to tell the important achievement and failure of Delhi in two points, then the biggest achievement of Delhi will be yoga-revolution and failure will be increasing pollution. Both these things are true as far as the system is concerned. Like yoga, we have to take pollution to “zero rate”, without which our progress in all fields will be considered meaningless. No nation can live by the system alone. Its principle side should also be strong. The height of any nation is not measured by the height of its buildings, but by the character of its citizens. It is measured by the way they work.
Our biggest failure is that even after 75 years of independence, the national character has not been able to give a healthy lifestyle. The moral degradation of the national character is worsening day by day. In every wrong and right way, we want to have everything. For the sake of self-interest, he has neglected his duty. Corruption at every level born in this way has created a distortion in the national life. But Kejriwal’s strictness in this vision and determination to give an advanced and healthy lifestyle to Delhi is an inspiration, a light.
Chief Minister Kejriwal has experimented with Happiness Classes, Entrepreneur Classes, and Patriotic Classes and has made schools better than before. People do not believe that Delhi gets free electricity and water. It is happening for the first time that now people are going on pilgrimage for free. The experiment of Delhi’s Mohalla Clinic also became successful and an inspiration for the health revolution, which is discussed everywhere. For the treatment of any disease, free medicine is being available without worrying about money. From a small cough to a major surgery, even if it costs 70-80 lakh rupees, then the Delhi government is bearing all the expenses of the treatment. These claims of the Chief Minister are a sign of good governance, the determination to do something unique. Even though Kejriwal’s governance model of providing free facilities is at the centre of the debate. It is ironic that the scope for proper discussion on any subject is constantly decreasing in the kind of mind-set that has been created for the Kejriwal government in Delhi. Certainly, Kejriwal’s politics, intelligence and skill have contributed a lot in promoting this ideal model of discussion.
A few days ago I got a call. On behalf of Arvind Kejriwal from Chandigarh number, which was already recorded? He said that if 25 of you want to do yoga, his government will send a yoga instructor every day. Can any government do such experiments? Yogic science has become as important as it is today, it has never been so important before. Today we have all the means of science and technology, which can also cause the destruction of the world. In such a situation, it becomes very important that we maintain an awareness and sense of life within us that we can feel every other creature as our own part, otherwise our race behind our happiness and well-being can ruin everything.
Yoga is a major practice for self development. In Patanjali Yogshastra, the meaning of yoga is given to control of mind. To bring concentration or stability by stopping the tendencies of the mind is called yoga. In fact, their meaning is to control the mind, speech, body and bring concentration and tend them in the path of self-development. If people understand and realize the importance of yoga in their lives, then Delhi will see a big change. The solution to all the problems of mankind lies in expanding, expanding our outlook towards life. It has to move from individuality to universality or totality. The initiative of Delhi Government is an important step, which can create a wave of human welfare and spiritual development in this entire Delhi.
Kejriwal, who has a keen interest in yoga, has taken a great resolution and is determined to implement it. Surely his yoga-revolution will become the medium of development, happiness and peace in the life of Delhi. Yoga not only teaches how to live a beautiful and orderly life, but also teaches the art of improving personality, communal harmony and balanced life. Those who do politics in the name of yoga are doing great harm to humanity. Because yoga is not associated with any religion, sect, caste or language. Yoga means to unite, so it talks about love, non-violence, compassion and taking everyone along. Yoga is an investigation into the process of life. It came into existence before all religions and it opened up infinite possibilities before human beings. If this science related to inner and spiritual development, human welfare is a great gift for the whole world, and then it will definitely prove to be a boon for the people of Delhi. (The author is a writer, Journalist, Columnist and can be reached at email@example.com)