District administration to observe Yoga Day

As part of International Day for Yoga, District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, District Ayush Department, District Health and Family Welfare Department and Youth Empowerment and Sports Department will jointly organise demonstration on Yoga for half-hour at Dr T M A Pai Convention Hall in Mangaluru on June 21 from 8.30 am. 

Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said the demonstration will be conducted by yoga teacher Gopalakrishna Delampady and is open for all. ‘Surya namaskara’ and Omkara will be avoided as per Centre’s direction. It will be an attempt to create awareness about yoga with basic Aasanas. Around 1,000 people are expected, he said. 

Gopalakrishna Delampady, who is practicing yoga from past 32 years, said there is no bar of religion or age for yoga. Yoga can be helpful for urban people, who don’t get physical exercise.

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