Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Yoga Mahotsav witnessed an exhilarating atmosphere as more than 15,000 enthusiasts performed Common Yoga Protocol (CYP), along with dignitaries, at the sprawling ground of Shri Bhawani Niketan Shiksha Samiti here today. The Yoga Mahotsav was a celebration to commemorate 50 days to International Day of Yoga, 2023. The participants performed Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) in complete rhythm and harmony with a mesmerising outcome.  

The event was graced by the Honourable Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra; Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal; Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat; Union Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal; Union MoS for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Shri Kailash Choudhary; Union MoS for Ayush and Women & Child Development, Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai; Member of Parliament (MP), Bhilwara, Shri Subhash Chandra Baheria; MP, Jaipur, Shri Ramcharan Bohra; MP, Karauli-Dholpur, Dr Manoj Rajoria; MP, Nagaur, Shri Hanuman Beniwal; MP, Ajmer, Shri Bhagirath Choudhary; MP, Rajsamand, Km. Diya Kumari; Mayor of Jaipur, Dr Smt Somya Gurjar; Deputy Mayor of Jaipur, Smt Puneet Karnawat; Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush; Vice Chancellor of National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) Prof Sanjeev Sharma as well as many other dignitaries and guests took part in this mammoth exercise, with an ultimate motive to popularise Yoga.  

Speaking at the occasion, Honourable Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra said, “Yoga and Ayurveda have a long history which dates back to centuries. The very first mention of Yoga was in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest sacred texts. This spiritual discipline is based on a subtle science that aims to bring about harmony between the body and  mind. The whole world has been going through a tough time in form of Covid-19. Yoga and Ayurveda have helped to control the Pandemic. At the initiation and inspiration of our beloved Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Bhai Modiji, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st June, as the International Day of Yoga. Since then, the whole world is celebrating International Day of Yoga with enthusiasm and gaiety. I am extremely happy to be part of this mega event of 50th Day countdown of Yoga. I congratulate the Ministry of Ayush for organising this event in the Pink City of Jaipur.”  

The Union Minister of Ports Shipping & Waterways and Ayush Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Today, on this historic city of Jaipur, with a rich legacy of Yoga, has made this Yoga Mahotsav event a grand success. As thousands of you have joined here, the vision of our dynamic Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji to make Yoga a health & wellness movement among people has received a tremendous boost. Our endeavour through these Mahotsav is to sustain a ripple effect around the rich heritage of yoga. Yoga has been proved to act as an elixir to realise a healthy mind & body. Guided by the vision of Prime Minister Modi ji, we remain steadfast towards building a healthier nation with the help of our rich traditional medicinal system including Yoga. As India is chairing the G20 for this year, we have a special responsibility to further our soft power of yoga to enrich the health & wellness of people across the world. Thanks to global appeal that yoga is enjoying since the inception of International Day of Yoga at the behest of Prime Minister Modi ji, it has been able to bring the whole world together resulting in peace and harmony. This year, we are planning to demonstrate of Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) at Arctic and Antarctic region. With the tremendous response to the Yoga Mahotsav in Jaipur, it has emboldened our effort to make Yoga a global healthcare movement.”