IEP Chandigarh, June 21
Haryana Home, Health and AYUSH Minister Sh. Anil Vij said that Yoga is indeed an ancient practice that originated in India and has been an integral part of Indian culture for thousands of years. It encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines aimed at achieving harmony and balance in one’s life. Many sages and saints in India have practiced and promoting Yoga as a means to attain self-realization and inner peace.Sh. Anil Vij acknowledges the efforts of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi in promoting Yoga on a global scale. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the United Nations declared June 21st as International Day of Yoga in 2014. Since then, Yoga has gained popularity worldwide, and numerous countries have embraced and celebrated this ancient practice. It is our good fortune that on the occasion of 9th International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga with the American people from the center of UNO this evening, which is a matter of great pride for us.The AYUSH Minister was addressing thousands of yoga participants as the chief guest at the function organized on International Yoga Day at Ambala Cantonment. AYUSH Minister Anil Vij said that this year’s theme is “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means the whole world is our family. Bringing yoga to every home through Tagline “Har Ghar Aagan Yog” has to be connected. He said that we can succeed to bring the world on one mind through yoga.AYUSH Minister Anil Vij said that it has been decided to open yoga schools in 6500 villages of the state, 1000 yoga schools have been completed and about one thousand yoga teachers have also been recruited. In order to promote Ayurveda and Yoga, work is being done to establish Ayush University on 100 acres of land in Kurukshetra, in which students will study about the five disciplines related to Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy and to take information about it and Ayush University is the world’s first university in Haryana. Today employment opportunities are becoming available through yoga.He said that work is also being carried out to promote yoga in Haryana, Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal has asked to make yoga compulsory in the curriculum and has called upon private schools to do the same.On this occasion, the AYUSH Minister also said that Yog Manas app has also been launched. It can be downloaded from Google Play Store. All complete information can be seen on the dashboard of this app.On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shaleen felicitated Home and Health Minister Anil Vij by presenting him a shawl and a memento.