17July2019

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Lt Governor, Enthusiastic Islanders Participate in Celebration of International Day of Yoga in Isles

Port Blair, June 21: The 5th International Day of Yoga was befittingly celebrated in the Islands today, together with the rest of the country and the world. The A&N Administration had set up a number of centers in South Andaman, North & Middle and Nicobar Districts where hundreds of yoga enthusiasts from all corners of the Islands participated in this year’s yoga demonstration this morning. 

The state level function for the celebration of 5th International Day of Yoga was held in the auditorium of Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School here this morning. The Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), chief guest of the function, participated in the Yoga Demonstrations. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Chetan B Sanghi, Principal Secretary (Health), Shri Vikram Dev Dutt, Chairperson PBMC, Smt. Anusia Devi, other senior officers of the Administration besides a large number of people from all walks of life, including police and defense personnel, senior citizens of Port Blair town and general public participated in the Yoga Demonstration in this center. It was for the first time in the Isles, that differently abled children and person on wheel chair also participated in the Yoga demonstration on the occasion of the International Yoga Day celebrations here.

A number of yogasanas were demonstrated under the guidance of Shri Ajit Kumar Das, Yoga Instructor (AYUSH) and two students of JNRM, P Madhuri and Nandini. The yogasan demonstrated included Tadasana, Vrikshasana Ardhachakrasana, Trikonasana, Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Ustrasana, Vakrasana etc. which were simultaneously followed by the participants. The participants also pledged to keep themselves healthy by practicing yoga. 

The programme was jointly organized by the Directorate of Health Services and A&N Islands AYUSH Society, A&N Administration.