South Central Railway celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga at Indoor Stadium, Railway Sports Complex, Secunderabad today i.e., 21stJune, 2021. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, Shri Arun Kumar Jain, Additional General Manager and Principal Heads of Departments of South Central Railway have participated duly maintaining Social Distancing and observing COVID protocols. Other officials, staff and their family members also participated through virtual mode from their respective locations.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR speaking on the occasion stated that, healthy mind lives in a healthy body. The world has benefited a lot from the teachings and practice of YOGA. He advised the officials and staff of South Central Railway to adopt the teaching of Yoga and continue to practice them regularly.
Shri Murari Mohan, renowned Yoga Teacher and State Coordinator for Art of Living Society, Hyderabad conducted the session with Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Sankalpam etc., A pledge was also administered to the participants for practicing Yoga in daily life. Shri Murari Mohan called upon the gathering to practice Yoga in everyday life to attain good health, sound thinking and spiritual discipline. Shri Gajanan Mallya felicitated Shri Murari Mohan on the occasion of International Yoga day.
Yoga day was also celebrated at all the 6 Divisional Head Quarters viz Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded, Hyderabad and other Railway Workshops, Training Institutes etc., as part of the program to a large gathering through virtual mode, who participated with enthusiasm.
International Yoga Day 2021: This year the theme is 'Yoga for Wellness' and the focus will be on practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice, originated in India thousands of years ago. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and mind. Research studies have shown that traditional yoga systems that include breathing exercises and asana or postures, chants, and meditation can reduce stress and improve immunity and lung functions.