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Karnataka govt has plans to start yoga classes in schools, says Deputy CM DK Shivakumar

Yoga events were organised in all the Karnataka district headquarters of the state including Hassan, Shivamogga, Mysuru, Belagavi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Dakshina Kannada and Raichur.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Bengaluru Updated on: June 21, 2024 13:07 IST
DK Shivakumar participates International Yoga Day event
Image Source : X/@DKSHIVAKUMAR DK Shivakumar participates International Yoga Day event held at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Friday said his government has plans to start yoga classes in the schools. Shivakumar, after participating in a yoga event on the occasion of International Yoga Day in Bengaluru, said “It’s a great day. The Karnataka government also has plans to start yoga classes in the schools. The message is that health is wealth.”

Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, said as she accompanied Delhi minister Atishi who began an indefinite fast today. She said, “To appeal to the Haryana government, Delhi Minister Atishi is going to do ‘satyagraha’ for an indefinite period. She will not eat anything and only take water. She is doing this for the thirsty people of Delhi. CM Arvind Kejriwal says that he is pained to see on TV the suffering of the people of Delhi. He hopes that Atishi’s penance will be successful and the public will get some relief.”

"As the adage goes, 'a healthy mind resides in a healthy body', yoga is the perfect culmination of keeping the body, mind and the spirit healthy. On the occasion of International Yoga Day, let's work together towards creating a healthy society by adopting yoga in our daily routine," Shivakumar posted on X.

International Yoga Day celebrated with fanfare in Karnataka

Meanwhile, International Yoga Day was celebrated with much fanfare across Karnataka. The main event took place on the grand steps of Vidhana Soudha where Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot along with DK Shivakumar, Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, Legislative Council Chairperson Basavaraj Horatti and senior government officials took part in the event.

A large number of students too took part in the event and did Yogasanas.

Speaking on the occasion, Gehlot highlighted the profound impact of yoga on mental peace and emotional satisfaction.

He also underscored yoga's deep roots in Indian culture and its global significance.

"Yoga has been an integral part of our culture and traditions since ancient times. Its importance is well-documented in our scriptures and is now recognised worldwide, solidifying India's position as the Guru of Yoga," the Governor said.

He said Yoga is a holistic practice that balances the body, mind, and emotions. Through yoga, one achieves physical health, mental tranquility, and emotional fulfillment. It is a precious gift of Indian tradition and culture.

In Ballari, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah participated in the International Yoga Day event, which was organised by the Santosh Lad Foundation and Shvasa Yoga Samstha. Labour Minister Santosh Lad, government officials, students and celebrities joined Siddaramaiah on Yoga Day at JSW Township in Ballari.

The BJP too organised Yoga day event at its state headquarters Jagannath Bhavan at Malleswaram in the city in which BJP state president B Y Vijayendra, MLA Dr C N Ashwath Narayan and several others participated.

(With PTI inputs)

Also read: PM Modi's selfie moment with cheering participants as he leads yoga event in Srinagar | Pics

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