Dispur, June 19: To create a space for the officers and employees to practise yoga after
office hours right at their work place, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today on the eve of
third International Day of Yoga, inaugurated a yoga cum wellness centre at Janata Bhawan in
the city.
Since yoga is all about to help an individual to achieve a more positive outlook on
life and a focused, permanent sense of serenity and peace, the yoga and wellness, United
Nations Organisation in response to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi’s request decided to
commemorate June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Yoga is a confluence of
body, mind and soul. It is a way towards healthy body and mind. It is also a tool through
which human beings are made to realise the core human values”. He also said that yoga must
be given importance to create a society where human values rule the roost.
He also called upon the people at large to practise and propagate yoga widely on
every day not only June 21. Yoga gives rise to peace, prosperity and harmony and it is a
method of having control on one’s body and mind. He also said that at least a 30 minutes
yoga practice daily by the employees would create a congenial atmosphere for the people at
large to promote yoga.
Synchronising with the occasion Chief Minister Sonowal also administered a pledge
to the employees of Janta Bhavan for regular practice of Yoga. A yoga demonstration by
Patanjali Yog Prathisthan was also held.
Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta, Environment and Forest Minister Pramil
Rani Brahma, Public Health Engineering Minister Rihon Daimary, Chief Secretary VK
Pipersenia, Additional Chief Secretary V.B. Payeralal and Ravi Capoor, Principal Secretary
Health and Family Welfare Samir Sinha and a host of senior officers were present on the
occasion.