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KOHIMA, Jun 21: The State, along with the rest of the world, celebrated the 3rd International Day of Yoga at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on 21st June, 2017. The programme was organized by the Department of Youth Resources & Sports with the motto ‘Yoga for harmony and peace.’
The idea of an International Day of Yoga came into being when the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi proposed the idea while addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014. The 193 member UNGA on 11th December, 2014, approved the proposal by consensus with a record 177 co-sponsoring countries a resolution to establish 21st June as “International Day of Yoga”.
Yoga, essentially believed to be a path to liberation from all bondages according to medical research in recent years, has uncovered many physical and mental benefits Yoga offers. The benefits includes physical fitness, musculoskeletal functioning and cardio-vascular health; management of diabetes, respiratory disorders, hypertension, hypotension and many life style related disorders; helps reduce depression, fatigue, anxiety disorders and stress; regulation of menopausal symptoms.
The 2017 3rd edition of the International Day of Yoga witnessed over a 1000 participants including the Governor of Nagaland, P.B Acharya and his team, teams from NSS, NCC, Assam Rifles, NYKS, Bharat Scouts and Guides, National Ayush Mission Nagaland, Patanjali Yog Samiti, Kohima, Indira Gandhi Academy, Kohima and other government officials.