ITANAGAR; Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa today appealed to the people of the state to be part of the International Yoga Day event scheduled for tomorrow and adopt the practice for healthier lifestyle.
It is a matter of great pride for every Indian that the United Nations by an unanimous resolution, supported by 177 countries, in agreement with the appeal of the Indian Prime Minister has declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day, the Governor said in a Raj Bhawan communiqué.
Appealing to the people to participate and start healthier lifestyle, the Governor said that yoga is truly an invaluable gift of the ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body and promotes harmony amongst the people, and man and nature, he said.
"It encourages more holistic approach to health and happiness. We need to incorporate yoga as part of our daily life," he added.
Rajkhowa said that yoga provides physical and mental well- being of the people, which is why, it has been gaining popularity both in the East and the West.
The Governor, who will grace the International Yoga Day celebration in IG Park here tomorrow said that today, when stress and health related problems are increasing, yoga is the only ray of hope for facing the enormous challenges, the communiqué added.
The event, being hosted by International Day of Yoga Celebrations Committee, Itanagar (IDYCCI), will start from 7 am onwards.