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Ladakh gears up for International Yoga Day, 2021

Div Com Biswas convenes preparatory meeting

LEH, JUNE 08, 2021: In order to discuss the necessary arrangements for International Day of Yoga (IDY) to be held on June 21 with the theme ‘Be With Yoga Be at Home’ , Divisional Commissioner Saugat Biswas today convened a meeting to take stock of the preparations for the Yoga day celebrations in Ladakh.

Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Ladakh Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Leh Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Tsering Motup, Director National Research Institute for Sowa Rigpa (NRISR) Dr Padma Gyurmet, Assistant Directors of the DIPR and Youth Services and Sports Officers of Leh and Kargil, District Coordinator Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Leh besides other concerned officers were present during the meeting.

The Div Com informed the meeting that in view of the COVID-19 situation, the IDY celebrations will be at held at home with no gatherings strictly as per COVID protocols.

Biswas asked the DCs to ensure participation of the yoga trained volunteers of NYK and NRISR to train the dignitaries, officers and other participants about the Yoga protocol. He also said that the Yoga training modules are also available on YouTube and the Ministry of AYUSH website.

Underlining the need to take all advanced measures to create a Yoga environment before the actual IDY celebration on June 21, the Div Com directed both DCs to carry out awareness and publicity measures through the respective DIPRs raining awareness about the benefits of Yoga for a healthy mind and body, including the promotion of requisite publicity material from the Ministry of AYUSH, GoI. He also asked the DCs to convene preparatory meetings to work out elaborate plans of action and submit the same within 3 to 4 days.

The Div Com Ladakh also instructed the ADs of DIPR Leh and Kargil to ensure proper media coverage of Yoga sessions by all the VVIPs, VIPs, opinion leaders, youth icons, other prominent persons and children besides also ensuring proper publicity of the main IYD event through print, electronic and social media including Doordarshan and All India Radio.
With a view to ensure maximum participation of people especially children in the IYD, 2021 celebrations, Biswas  suggested to conduct  district level Yoga contests among adults as well as children where the winners can be felicitated.

It was further decided during the meeting that the Sub Divisional Magistrates would coordinate the event at the sub-divisional levels in both the districts and people will follow the Yoga protocols circulated by the Ministry of AYUSH.

Meanwhile, officers present in the meeting also put forth their inputs and suggestions regarding the IYD celebrations on June 21.

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