Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today expressed his resolve to train one lakh ‘yoga trainers’ in the state to promote and popularise yoga and pranayam essential to be strong and healthy to increase immunity against diseases.
In this context, he said, the entire world also acknowledges that yoga increases immunity against global pandemic novel coronavirus COVID-19.
He was addressing 5,000 yoga trainers at district headquarters at a token certificate distribution function through videoconferencing from here in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel. These 5,000 yoga trainers in 33 districts have been trained by 126 yoga coaches of the Gujarat State Yoga Board.
Mr Rupani said that we want to create a situation in which our message of practising ancient yoga, sadhana and worship reached every home, make everyone physically and mentally disease-free and to let our atman join the parmatma.
He exuded confidence that Gujarat will decide the ideals and directions in which the country will go with the help of these massive strength of yoga trainers reaching out to the populace. The State Yoga Board is busy spreading the message of yoga to every man.
The Chief Minister recalled that it was due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to project and popularise the Indian culture, tradition and philosophy abroad that UNO has accepted June 21 is celebrated as International Yoga Day.
Gujarat State Yoga Board Yoga Sevak Sheeshpalji gave details of the training programme in his welcome address.
Those present at the function here included Members of the Board, Sports, Youth Services and Cultural Activities Secretary C. V. Som and Chief Minister’s Officer on Special Duty D. H. Shah.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat