On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculums to “create a healthy nation”.
While participating at an International Yoga Day event at the Bandra Reclamation Sealink Promenade, the vice president said that the ancient Indian discipline was an invaluable gift from India to the world.
“The practice of Yoga is important for positive thoughts. If it is included in the school curriculum it is possible to create a healthy nation. Yoga also helps in relief from stress due to the changing lifestyles,” Naidu said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who also performed asanas at the event referred Yoga as an ancient science and also suggested that it is important in the modern day world. He also said that practicing Yoga is essential for youngsters to live a good and healthy life.
BJP MP from North Central Mumbai Poonam Mahajan, local MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and Union minister Babul Supriyo also participated in the Yoga event held in suburban Bandra.
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao took part in a special Yoga session organised by Kaivalyadhama and The Yoga Institute at the Raj Bhavan.
Several government employees also performed various exercises during the Yoga day event at the State Secretariat.