Gandhinagar: As a part of celebrations of ‘World Yoga Day’ on June 21st, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani with a mantra of ‘Do Yoga, Beat Yoga’ launched a state-wide people awareness campaign in Gujarat, today.
Drawing attention toward the importance of this campaign, the Chief Minister said that in today’s time of Corona pandemic when there has been no medication found yet for it, then to boost their immunity the entire world has turned towards ‘Yoga-Pranayama, a precious gift to the world by the Indian culture. This would be a very effective tool to fight against Coronavirus, he exhorted.
The Chief Minister pointed out that drawing importance of the ‘Yoga’, Prime Minister Mr. Narendrabhai Modi has inspired the world to celebrate June 21st as the ‘World Yoga Day’ every year. However, giving the backdrop of present scenario, Mr. Rupani said that this year too, the celebration will be similar, but, the celebration will be under the campaign of ‘Do Yoga, Beat Corona’. And, we will surely succeed in defeating the Corona through Yoga.
For the ‘World Yoga Day’, the Ayush Ministry has decided ‘Yoga at Home’ and ‘Yoga with Family’ as its themes for the current year. Therefore, people should enhance the health of an individual and family by practicing yoga at safer place like home, the Chief Minister urged to the 6-crore citizens of Gujarat.
The Chief Minister said that popularity of the Yoga is spreading rapidly in developed countries like America, Germany, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and others because of its potentiality to boost physical as well as mental health.
Disclosing the roadmap of spreading awareness of yoga in Gujarat, Mr. Rupani stated that each and every RJ of all the FM stations has been appointed as ‘Brand Ambassador’ for Gujarat. These RJs will disseminate the inestimable benefits and information of yoga in variety of styles to the 6-crore Gujaratis living in Gujarat.
During this six-day long campaign, national and internationally prominent yoga gurus such as Swami Ramdev Baba, Shri Shri Ravi Shankarji, Shri Sadhguru and others will give their live guidance on Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation on social media networks. Similarly, Gujarat’s well known personalities such as a fitness expert Sapna Vyas, young entrepreneur Mr. Pravinbhai Adani, and Cricket stars – Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, young cine star of Gujarat Ronak Kamdar and Esha Kansara and others will also participate in the campaign.
Beside these, under the ‘Do Yoga, Beat Corona’ campaign two tasks have been setup. On June 16th, Tuesday, has been selected to make a placard ‘Do Yoga, Beat Corona’ by everyone and should be displayed on social media. And similarly, on June 19th, Friday, everyone should place their photos in yoga posture on social media to give thrust to the campaign. This way, we should built an ‘Information Bank’ on benefits of yoga for the world, Mr. Rupani appealed and added that “This would give Gujarat a new identity of ‘Land of Yoga’, which would be a proud for us.”
The Chief Minister said that as the world is accepting our culture, the state government has setup ‘Gujarat State Yoga Board’ (GSYB). The main objective of the GSYB is to promote yoga for healthy life style and living healthy life. The efforts of the board would make the present and future generations healthy and strong, he exhorted.