AP CM participates in Yoga day celebrations

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today participatedA�in Yoga at a convention centre here on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Addressing the participants, Naidu said, a�?Yoga is part of life and our natural and hereditary wealth. Many countries are organizing Yoga Day celebrations and it is a good sign, he said.

In the past, Swami Vivekananda propagated the importance of Yoga and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promoting Yoga across the world,” Naidu said, adding that the credit for International Yoga Day celebration goes to prime minister on whose request United Nations is organizing June 21 as International Yoga Day.

“Yoga is not confined to any particular religion or country. It is a science and it helps in staying healthy and promotes positive energy. The nation has launched a new era today,” the chief minister said.

“When I was the chief minister in 1994, I organized Yoga sessions for ministers and officials. Recently, three-day Yoga sessions in association with Isha Foundation were organized. The sessions have helped in maintaining discipline and improved concentration levels,” Naidu added.

Concluding the event, Naidu conducted an oath about the role and responsibility of an individual towards the society. Later, he released “Vijetha Chandrababu” book on the occasion.

AP ministers Achchannaidu and Ravella Kishore, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Gadde Anuradha and others participated in the Yoga session. (NSS)

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