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State to celebrate 10th International Yoga Day Tomorrow: Tinku

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 20th June 2024:    The state is gearing up to celebrate the 10th International Yoga Day tomorrow, in alignment with nationwide festivities.

The primary event will be held at the International Fair Grounds in Hapania, where students from various schools, along with volunteers from CRPF, BSF, TSR, and NSS, will participate in yoga activities.

The announcement was made today by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Tinku Roy during a press conference at the secretariat’s press conference hall. Minister Roy recounted the inception of International Yoga Day, noting that on September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the necessity of observing Yoga Day at the United Nations and proposed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The United Nations subsequently honored this proposal, declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day each year.

“International Yoga Day is celebrated annually in our state, extending to district headquarters, sub-districts, and block levels,” Minister Roy stated.

“Recognizing yoga’s vital role in maintaining both mental and physical health, the state government has incorporated yoga into the Tripura Sports Policy. It has been introduced in various schools and centers operated by the Sports Department across the state.”

Highlighting recent achievements, Minister Roy mentioned that the yoga event of the Khelo India University Games was hosted in the state this year, with Tripura securing the second position. Additionally, children from the state are actively participating in yoga competitions at the All India level, enhancing Tripura’s reputation.

At the same press conference, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Chakraborty, Secretary of the Youth Affairs and Sports Department, announced a special discussion on increasing millet production and awareness as part of tomorrow’s events. Millet, recognized for its health benefits, has been designated by the United Nations as the focus of the International Millet Year in 2023, following India’s proposal. Under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, the central government has initiated various measures to boost millet production. Complementing these efforts, the state’s Department of Agriculture is implementing several initiatives to enhance millet cultivation and raise awareness of its health benefits.

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