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Rishikesh : First Day of International yog festival begins  with yoga and Kabir cafe bands

 Rishikesh : First Day of International yog festival begins  with yoga and Kabir cafe bands

Rishikesh: Yoga sessions started in the morning on Friday, the first day of the International Yoga Festival. The Yoga Mahotsav was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj. Three cabinet ministers of Uttarakhand government were present on this occasion. Six yoga schools are participating in the Yoga Mahotsav. The main ones among them are Manav Dharma Rimi, The Art of Living, Isha Foundation Coimbatore, Krishna Acharya Yoga Mandiram Chennai, Ramani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Shivananda Ashram.

The most important meditation session was in the Yoga Mahotsav going on at the Ganga Resort of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam. In which many Yogacharyas including Art of Living were presented. On this occasion, Swami Sukhbodh Anand gave his address as guest speaker. Considering yoga as an important part of life, he appealed to the people that more and more people should do yoga so that they can remain mentally and physically healthy.

While inaugurating the Yoga Mahotsav, Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, as the chief guest, said that Yoga controls the mind. This helps in staying away from problems like addiction. We can control the mind only through yoga. The Tourism Minister said that today Yoga is known all over the world as a symbol of Indian culture. Through yoga, the mind can be controlled and the body can be kept healthy.

Local MLA and Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal Bhinis was present on the spot. Addressing on this occasion, Shri Uniyal said that this area has become the center of important activities like tourism in the last few years. Good employment is being created in this area due to Yoga Centre, Adventure Tourism, it has been developed due to our efforts and this has also boosted the economy here.
Rishikesh MLA and Finance Minister Premchand Aggarwal was also present on this occasion. While addressing the festival, he said that Yoga means unity. It is a way to heal the body. People are aware today and hence are adopting yoga.

After this, evening aarti of Ganga took place due to which the atmosphere remained completely sacred. During this period, yogis, seekers and curious people from many countries participated. In the evening, the presentation of live band Kabir Cafe received a lot of applause from the participants of the Yoga Mahotsav.

Kabir Cafe Band & Indian classical Dance

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