CTA observes International yoga day to Thank India

DHARAMSALA, June 21: The Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) today organised a yoga session as part of its year-long ‘Thank you India’ campaign at Tsug-lag-Khang, the main Tibetan temple at Mcleodganj to mark the fourth International Yoga Day.

Health Kalon (Minister) and organizing committee member of the CTA’s campaign, Choekyong Wangchuk attended the event as the Chief Guest along with Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen. Representatives of the three pillars of Tibetan democracy, officials of the CTA and local Tibetans also attended the event.

Tsering Yangzom, a fitness trainer and yoga instructor based in Gurgaon, India led the yoga session. Yangzom, who was adjudged the 2nd place in JERAI (Jerai Fitness Pvt. Ltd) Classic State tour women physique competition in Delhi in 2016 trained and performed the gathering for some 40 minutes on basic yoga asanas for healthy mind and body.

Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk in his address thanked Tsering Yangzom for taking out time from her busy schedule and leading the yoga session, and further expressed his hope that many from the congregation will now continue to practice yoga in the coming days.

As the yoga session was being organised by the CTA as part of its year-long Thank you India campaign, the minister read a slogan, “Clean India, Healthy India” (Swachh Bharat, Swasth Sharat) from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pan-India campaign and encouraged the gathering to keep their surroundings clean for better health.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts at the iconic British-era building of Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun to mark the 4th International Yoga Day.

“Instead of dividing, yoga unites. Instead of further animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals,” the Indian Prime Minister said, reports Financial Times.

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