Odisha soaks in Yoga Day celebration

Bhubaneswar:  People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide.

In Bhubaneswar, a special camp was organized by the Khurda District Patanjali Yoga Samiti on Durga Puja Mandap premises in Nayapalli.Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who joined as the chief guest at the camp practiced yoga along with hundreds of participants.

“Yoga is India’s strongest message to the world. From Lord Jagannath’s grace, the International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the world for harmony and peace,” stated Deb.

“Yoga should be a 365-day affair and should be practiced for a healthy living,” stated Sudhansu Adhikari, Odisha chief of the Patanjali Yoga Samiti.

The yoga camp held at the CRPF campus in Bhubaneswar saw more than 1000 participants . Jawans of CRPF, BSF, CISF and ITBP practiced yoga at the camp. Yoga camps were also held in Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore, Konark, Bolangir, Jeypore and Bhadrak.

Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while leading the International Yoga Day celebrations in Dheradun of Uttarakhand.

“Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. It unites individuals, families, society, country and the world,” he said.

From around the globe:

In Hunan province of south China, yoga practitioners perform asanas in picturesque village of Loutian in Daoxian county.

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