In fitness of things, Delhi flexes muscles | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant governor VK Saxena stretched his muscles at Baansera on the bank of river Yamuna at the 9th International Day of Yoga function organised on Wednesday by Delhi Development Authority. The event began with a recorded address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. DDA celebrated the day at its various sports complexes and parks.
After the event at Baansera, the LG inspected the newly developed park and appreciated the work done for its development in a short time. He suggested planting more trees and asked DD to give special attention to keeping the surroundings clean.
DDA also celebrated Yoga Day at the sports complexes in Siri Fort, Saket, Vasant Kunj, Hari Nagar, Paschim Vihar, Dwarka, Chilla and Rohini and at the Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex, Netaji Sports Complex, Rashtriya Swabhiman Khel Parisar, Poorv Delhi Khel Parisar, Yamuna Sports Complex, Squash & Badminton Stadium and the Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex. Over 15,000 people participated in the event at these sports complexes, claimed DDA officials.
Around 10,000 people went through asana’s at New Delhi Municipal Council’s yoga day celebrations at Nehru Park, Lodhi Garden, Talkatora Garden, Kartavya Path, Singapore Park, New Moti Bagh residential complex, Sanjay Jheel in Lakshmibai Nagar and Central Park in Connaught Place. The NDMC events were organised in collaboration with Art of Living, Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Gayatri Parivar, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Isha Yoga Centre, The Yoga Institute, Akhil Bhartiya Yoga Shikshak Mahasangh and Bhartiya Yog Sansthan.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi similarly organised yoga events in which its deputy commissioners, councillors, officials and employees performed yogic asana alongside schoolchildren. Students with disabilities from MCD schools also participated with great enthusiasm, performing trikanasana, shashankasana, dandasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana, makrasana, setubandahasana, shavasana and Pranayam.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted about the occasion saying, “Two years ago, Delhi government started free yoga classes for Delhi’s people and around 17,000 people started doing yoga every day. Last year the yoga classes were stopped. People became very sad. Should public welfare programmes like this be stopped? Yoga day for me will be the day when I can again start free yoga classes for my Delhiites.”
In Malviya Nagar, Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman and Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti participated in a yoga event with RWA representatives, residents and children. The locals participating in the yoga session with Bharti demanded the resumption of Delhi government’s free yoga classes.

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