Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General (Retd) KT Parnaik on Wednesday said that Yoga is one of the greatest gifts of ancient India to the world.
Participating in the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at the Itanagar Raj Bhavan, the Governor said that at the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this asset of ancient Indian culture is spreading throughout the world.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor appealed to the people of the State to practice Yoga regularly for a healthier lifestyle.
He said it helps in improving physical strength and confidence and also has a positive and calming effect on the practitioners.
The Governor further said that Yoga has remedies for every illness. He said that Yoga brings peace
of mind, inculcates self-discipline and ensures physical and mental wellness.
Parnaik also said that in today’s world of stress and mental tension, Yoga provides the best way in maintaining a sound lifestyle. It is an amalgam of body, mind and soul, he said while advising the people to read books on Yoga and practice Yoga in their homes.
Led by the Governor, the Yoga Day celebration was participated by his better half Anagha Parnaik, officers and staff of Governor’s Secretariat, and the State Police and ITBP personnel, attached to
the Raj Bhavan. The IDY programme was organized by the Governor’s Secretariat in collaboration with the State’s Sports and Youth Affairs Department.