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Panaji, June 21, 2018

Jyaistha 31 , 1940


          Governor of Goa (Dr) Smt. Mridula Sinha inaugurated a National Level function 4th International Yoga Day organized by Directorate of Heath and Services in association with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs under the guidance of Ministry of AYUSH at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukhrjee Stadium, Bambolim, today.


Chief Secretary, Shri. Dharmendra Sharma IAS, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shri. V.M. Prabhudessai, Director of Health and Services, Dr. Sanjeev Dalvi, Secretary Health,Shri. J. Ashok Kumar, IAS, Secretary PWD, Shri. S.P. Singh, IAS and Yoga Guru from Goa State Yoga Academy,Dr. Suraj Kanekar, participated in the event.


In her address, the Governor expressed her happiness and gave her best wishes to all the participants on 4th International Yoga Day. Speaking on the occasion Governor said that this day is celebrated worldwide with great enthusiasm and on this day we need to make a commitment to do good things in our life. She urged participants to inherit Yoga within themselves by practicing it regularly. Yoga is one of the healthiest practice people can inculcate it not only makes one healthy but will calm our mind and soul. It also helps to cope with stress she added.


Chief Secretary, Shri. Dharmendra Sharma IAS, speaking on the occasion said that yoga day is the consolidation of both spirit the body and mind. It is indeed an honour for India that its tradition has now got world recognition. Its therapeutic and well being capabilities are well acknowledge cutting across the globe.


More than 1000 personnel including Government Officials, teachers and students from local schools performed Yogasanas under the Guidance of Yoga Guru Dr. Suraj Kanekar .

          Earlier, the Shri. J. Ashok Kumar, IAS Secretary Health welcomed the gathering, Shri Milind Mahale  compered while  Shri. Mahesh Vernekar, Nodal Office IDY-18 proposed the vote of thanks.