Yoga every day we can protect ourselves from the dangers of the present and the future: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur, May 31. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that Yoga is a simple, affordable and easily accessible way to live a healthy life, by practicing which we can protect ourselves from the dangers of present and future. 

Chief Minister expressed these views while inaugurating the state-wide virtual Yoga practice and Yoga counseling programme on the occasion of World No-Tobacco Day at his office today. Yoga Commission is organizing this programme with an aim to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on people, who have recovered from the diseases, people in home isolation or quarantine centers, people who have taken the first dose of vaccine, senior citizens and their families, by enhancing their immunity. Free virtual Yoga classes would be commenced from May 31 and would be conducted for a year.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that today is World No Tobacco Day and the root cause of observing this day is the concern for health of all. And now, the damage to public health caused by Corona virus has become another major concern. The first and second wave of COVID-19 have greatly damaged everyone’s health. Those who have survived the infection are also facing mental stress. Second wave is not under control but the warning for third wave has also been received and we have to be physically and mentally prepared to face that third wave. During the second wave of Corona, we all saw that people with weak immunity were in critical condition.

Chief Minister said that Yoga is such a simple, cheap and accessible way to enhance our immunity and protect ourselves from the dangers of present and future. This is the reason why government has decided to start a virtual yoga program from today. People will be educated through this virtual Yoga classes. 

People who have recovered from Corona infection, people who are still in home quarantine, people who have taken their first dose of vaccine, senior citizens, people with health concerns, people who want to get rid of their addiction can take advantage of this virtual yoga program. From today, yoga classes will be conducted regularly for a year and will be broadcasted live on social media. The recording will also be available.

 Anyone, at any time, can access these classes. People can also attend these yoga classes live via Zoom app, Google Meet, Cisco Webex etc. Mr. Baghel said that people living in Chhattisgarh  and outside  can take advantage of this through social platforms. He congratulated the Social Welfare Department and Chhattisgarh Yoga Commission for starting this program.