Employees of civil aviation ministry, AAI mark World Yoga Day

New Delhi : To mark the 2nd World Yoga day, the Ministry of civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India practice yoga with great fervor at New Delhi.

At the INA Colony, the officials and family members of Airports Authority of India performed yoga under the guidance of experts with a message to keep themselves healthy.

The Chairman of Airports Authority of India S. Raheja, who was present during the program, motivated the staff to perform yoga regularly to stay fit.

He said, “India introduced yoga to whole world and it is given a new phase to that. Yoga is beneficial for both heart and mind. We have tied up with Isha foundation and yoga program has taken place at our major airports. We wish our staff to practice yoga on daily basis.”

In a separate event at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, the officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation took part in the yoga event to mark the second International Yoga Day.

The message of adopting yoga in one’s daily life for a healthy mind and a healthy body was also conveyed during the program.Yoga experts also demonstrated the Yoga poses during the program.

The secretary at the Ministry of Civil Aviation R N Chaubey said yoga is important in today’s hectic lifestyle.

R.N. Chaubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, said, “The step of promoting Yoga among others is very appreciable. In today’s scenario we neglect our health. Yoga camp conveys the message of healthy mind and heart. Yoga should be made a part of our lives because it will lead to healthy lives and will help in developing the nation.”

The United Nations in 2014 declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The day is marked by mass practice of yoga and other healthy activities across the world.

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing a day to commemorate the ancient practice. (ANI)