KARGIL, JUNE 21:
The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across Kargil here today during which District Administration organized a series of yoga awareness and exercise sessions at the District Headquarter as well as the Sub Divisional levels. The main function was held in the premises of Indoor Stadium Kargil. Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal was the Chief Guest on the occasion who along with the Additional Deputy Commissioner Imteeaz Kacho, SE PWD Sarwan Singh, Chief Planning Officer Kargil, district officers and officials of different departments, trainees of the Sports Authority of India Special Area Games Centre and students of various schools performed different Yoga asanas and ‘pranayama’ (breathing exercise) enthusiastically under the guidance of trained Yoga experts. Speaking on the occasion the DC while highlighting the importance of yoga as a form of exercise in maintaining physical and mental fitness and to bring harmony between mind and body urged the participants to make Yoga an integral part of their lives. Yoga camps were also held at the District Police Lines (DPL) Kargil where the Senior Superintendent of Police and Deputy SP DAR Kargil along with the Police personnel performed different yogic postures to mark the occasion. Similar yoga camps were held at Boys Higher Secondary School Kargil, Government Degree College Kargil, District Hospital Kargil, Indoor Stadium Drass, Higher Secondary Chiktan, Sankoo and Padum Zanskar, Kendriya Vidyalaya Kargil (KVK) and NHPC premises Kargil. Hundreds of people including officers, officials, students and yoga enthusiasts turned up at the venues to practice yogic asanas on the International Yoga Day.
Meanwhile the District Administration had made elaborate arrangements for the celebration of the day and Nodal Officers including the SDMs of the respective Sub Divisions, Chief Education Officer, Chief Medical Officer, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya Kargil (KVK) besides trained Yoga Experts were appointed at different venues.