The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, June 21
MLAs Madan Lal Bagga, Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Ashok Prashar Pappi, Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Surabhi Malik, Commissioner of Police Dr. Kaustubh Sharma, and Additional Deputy Commissioner Amarjit Bains today gave a clarion call to the people of Ludhiana for making Yoga an integral part of their daily routine for a healthy and happy life.
Addressing the gathering during Ludhiana district-level events to mark the International Yoga Day here at Nehru Rose Garden and Guru Nanak Stadium, they said that since ages Yoga has been a tradition in India for a healthy and progressive life.
They said that nowadays when stressful living and lifestyle diseases are posing a serious risk to human lives, Yoga could be very helpful in making the state disease free and healthy. They also exhorted the people to ensure that they spare at least an hour for Yoga daily so that they reap the benefits of a healthy life.
Meanwhile, an anti-drug campaign was also launched at Guru Nanak Stadium by Brahma Kumaris by releasing balloons with message say no to drugs. This campaign would further be extended to as many as 300 villages with an aim to eliminate the drug menace from society.
Giving more details, District In-charge Brahma Kumaris BK Sister Saraswati said that under this drive a four-day program would be held every week across the district to create awareness against drug abuse adding that this program would also be organized at government-run rehabilitation centers.
She said that with the collective efforts of each and every single individual this menace could be eradicated from society. During the event, keynote speaker Psychotherapist, International Trainer Dr. Girish D. Patel also share a scientific viewpoint on the ill-effects of drugs while India’s Got Talant contestant J.P. Dance Academy performed the song Nasha Ek Saza Hai. On the occasion District Sports Officer Ravinder Singh, Principal Khalsa College for women Dr. Mukti Gill, and several others were present.
These events were held with collaboration of various non-government organization including Brahma Kumaris, Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Shree Vivekanand Swarg Ashram Trust, Aatma Channel, Everest Institute of Yoga, Punjab Yogasana Sports Association, PQMS Yoga Certification Body, Amol Ladies Club, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Yoga Society of Punjab, SBS Synetic College, Shakti Nagar Yoga Smiti, and others.
Another event was held at Nehru Rose Garden by Aatma Channel and Art of Living and NGO CityNeeds wherein Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik, Commissioner of Police Dr. Kaustubh Sharma planted saplings to promote environment protection on this august day. They said that Yoga was necessary for a healthy body so a clean, green and pollution-free environment was essential for the society and they called upon all the residents of the city to plant maximum trees during this monsoon season to make Ludhiana a green city.
Likewise, more events were held at Punjab Agricultural University and Lions Bhawan Ludhiana to mark International Yoga Day. During these events senior officials from district administration, police department and volunteers from different NGOs practiced Yoga under the guidance of trained experts.