KL NEWS NETWORK
To mark the first ‘International Yoga Day’, “Bharatiya Yog Samsthan” Sunday organized a massive ‘Yoga Sammelan’ at Gole Gujral, in Jammu.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh was the chief guest while Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash was the guest of honour on the occasion, an official statement said this evening.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Singh exhorted that yoga helps “to establish a link” with our soul and God.
“Yoga is a way of life that helps to relieve human body from ailments and lead a healthy life, he said urging people especially the youth to adopt Yoga “for transforming their life and developing with a positive attitude”.
“The world has accepted the benefits of yoga and declared June 21 as the International day of yoga. With the whole world taking to yoga, there will more peace in the world now,” he added.
Chander Parkash in his address said, “Yoga is a gift of our nation to the world.”
“We are happy that the UN has declared the day as International Day of Yoga. He further said that practicing Yoga will definitely help the future generations to attain healthy body and soul.”
Earlier, a function was also organized at Jammu University with the collaboration of “Art of Living” organization, where Deputy Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the organization and the staff of the department of Yoga for organizing such a grand event.
Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shantmanu besides staff of university, Yoga Expert, students of RS Pura “Bal Ashram” was also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Dr Nirmal Singh today convened a meeting with the officers of the concerned departments to review the status of land identification for setting up of IIT campus in Jammu.
During the meeting discussions were also held on issues pertaining to setting up of temporary campus for IIT.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Sarita Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Chief Engineer R&B Jammu Alok Mengi, SE R&B Jammu SP Manhas, Chief Conservator of forest Roshan Jaggi Regional Wild Life Warden, Jammu, DFO Jammu were also present in the meeting.
The Chair was apprised that land has been identified at Khanpur Nagrota and central team had also inspected the same. Dr. Singh impressed upon officers of Forest and Wild Life Departments to work in synergy with the concerned departments for resolving the issues pertaining to clearance expeditiously, the statement concluded.