People in Chandigarh celebrated the International Yoga Day here on Sunday morning, 21st of June, 2015. A total of 23 camps were organized by Chandigarh Administration with the help of various NGOs and Yoga associations across the city. Thousands of people performed yoga on the eve of International Yoga Day and showed their support towards yog aasans and meditation.
Out of all the 23 camps, major ones being held at Garden of Silence (Regulator end of Sukhna Lake), Exhibition Ground in Sector 34 and Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University in Sector 14. Apart from these venues, camps were organized at various other locations in Chandigarh including community centres etc.
International Yoga Day at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Punjab and Haryana Governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki also participated in the event by marking his presence at Garden of Silence, Sukhna Lake. He launched the celebrations at all 23 Yoga centres in Chandigarh, en-marked for Yoga International Day at the same time from Sukhna Lake. Hundreds of people had gathered at Garden of Silence to perform yoga. Arrangements were done for the same beforehand and mats were made available to people who came there.
Mr. Solanki said that yoga has powers that help get peace of mind and spiritual strength. He informed people that he is a regularly practices Yoga. According to him, Yoga can unite people all across the world and can help spread international peace.
Chandigarh has a Government College of Yoga Education and Health in Sector 23 where yoga camps are being organized for city residents during morning as well as evening hours. A camp was also organized at this venue on the occasion of International Yoga Day in Chandigarh.
The participation of people and way everyone came forward to perform yoga on this special day surely tells us that yoga has a good future and more people are taking up this method to remain fit and healthy. International Yoga Day was celebrated in 173 countries as United Nations has given an approval and fixed 21st June to be celebrated as Yoga Day across the world. This will not just make India more popular but will also make the world know the power of yoga.