Yoga has no political party affiliations, says Sorake

Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said that Yoga was India’s gift to world to overcome stress and to develop a healthy body and mind.

Speaking after inaugurating International Yoga Day celebrations at Ajjarkadu district stadium on Sunday morning, the minister said the International Yoga Day celebration had given global recognition to India, which has practised Yoga since ages.  

Yoga has no political party affiliations. Practising Yoga should neither be associated with Congress nor BJP, he added. Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje was present on the ocassion.

Divine Park

In a separate programme organised at Devine Park at Saligrama, wellknown psychiatrist Dr P V Bhandary cited a few examples on how Yoga had helped in medical field. MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary was present.


A total of 800 students including NCC cadets, students of various schools and college performed the Yoga.  MP Oscar Fernandes, Minister K Abhayachandra Jain were present.
Konkan railways

International Yoga Day was observed by Konkan Railway at prominent locations like Karwar, Bhatkal, Udupi and Regional Railway Manager's camp office at Mangaluru. 

Ramakrishna Mutt

Ramakrishna Mutt and Ramakrishna Mission in association with NSS unit of Mangalore University and Nehru Yuva Kendra observed Yoga Day. 

Mangalore University

Speaking at the Yoga Day held at Mangalore University, VC Prof K Byrappa said Yoga was an asset to the country. It is a part of our ancient Indian culture. And there was a need to take up research in Yoga. 

The research scholars of department of Human consciousness and Yogic Science presented a demonstration on various asanas.

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