International Yoga Day observed in Assam


GUWAHATI: Along with the rest of the world, Assam too celebrated International Yoga Day on Monday.

Assam governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and his wife participated in a yoga session at the Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.  

It was streamed live through social media platforms to ensure minimum gathering on the premises but also enabling more people to join and benefit from it.

“I along with my wife Prem Mukhi celebrated #InternationalDayOfYoga at the premises of Raj Bhavan. The celebration was carried out on a virtual platform considering the prevailing COVID 19 situation,” the governor tweeted later.

CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma joined a yoga session along with his Cabinet colleagues Ranoj Pegu and Sanjoy Kishan, and others, in the NHPC campus at Gerukamukh in Dhemaji.

Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “Amid the Covid pandemic, #yoga, which is India”s invaluable contribution to the world, boosts immunity, energy and positivity. We”re grateful to Hon PM Sri @narendramodi for taking the message of Yoga to the world.”

Former chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal uploaded his video performing yoga and tweeted: “Yoga is the path to wellness and healing. It keeps both our body & mind fit and is a wonderful mechanism to cope with these testing times.”

Cotton University in Guwahati also celebrated Yoga Day virtually with the participation of teachers, students and guests.