Ladakh readies for International Yoga Day

Leh: Divisional Commissioner Saugat Biswas chaired a meeting on Saturday and reviewed the preparations for the International Yoga Day (IYD) here to be celebrated on June 21. This year’s theme is ‘Yoga at home and Yoga with family’.

Biswas stated that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic situation, while there will be no public gathering during the celebration of IYD but it will be celebrated in every home all over Ladakh with equal enthusiasm.

Deliberating on various aspects of celebration of Yoga Day, Biswas assigned various tasks such for spreading awareness among general public, organizing the event in villages by yoga trained volunteers, the involvement of volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra under the guidance of both the DC of Leh and Kargil.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrates would coordinate the event at the sub-divisional levels in both the districts, Biswas said.

Div Com Biswas stressed upon for the involvement of prominent citizens of the region and said that personalities from various backgrounds including religious leaders, elected representatives, bureaucrats, educationists and likes would be invited to join the celebration of IYD with family members at their homes.

Deputy Commissioners were advised for holding video yoga contests or photo contests of the yoga day celebrations for school children, wherein the best video or photo winners may be felicitated.

The DC also instructed the Information Departments to spread awareness about the yoga protocol of AYUSH Ministry and spread information about various asanas.