22 Jun 2022, 12:06

8th International Yoga Day celebrated in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, June 22, 2022 (BSS) - The 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY)-2022 was celebrated here with a large number of people of different ages doing Yoga together here Tuesday.

Marking the day, the Assistant High Commission of India in Rajshahi and Indian Council for Cultural Relations jointly organised a session of Common Yoga Protocol at Divisional Women Sports Complex in the city in association with Quantum Foundation.

Sports associations, Yoga associations and institutes, students from various schools, colleges and universities participated in the celebrations of IDY.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Abdus Salam, city unit senior vice-president of Awami League Shaheen Akhter Rainy and Prof Monzurul Haque from the Department of Surgery of Barind Medical College and Hospital were present at the session.

Disseminating his expertise on the issue Prof Monzurul Haque, who conducted the yoga session, said regular yoga practice is very important for both physical and mental happiness coupled with generating self-confidence and courage in human beings.
Yoga can also bring joy and peace in body and mind and its practice is very much significant to keep the body disease-free and workable.
He told the large-gathering that yoga plays an important role towards maintaining connection between body and mind.
Regular yoga practice reduces many physical disorders like high blood pressure, lever problem, constipation, skin disease, obesity, arthritis, asthma, diabetes and migraine.
In his remarks, SP Abdus Salam said yoga practice is a complete exercise method for human beings. It acts as a bigger antibiotic to protect the body from various diseases. Many of the physicians are now seen saying about exercise for physical fitness.
According to the present medical science, only medicines cannot be the means of sound health.
He, however, put emphasis on enhancing the requisite facilities for yoga practice together with generating public awareness in this regard.

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