As part of 3rd International Day of Yoga, South Western Railway Head Quarters conducted Yoga and Pranayam Session for Railway Officers and staff at Chalukya Railway Institute, Gadag Road, Hubballi from 09:00 hrs. to 10:00 hrs. on 21st June, 2017. Shri P.A. Lamghare, Additional General Manager was the chief guest.
Shri P.A. Lamghare in his address said that Yoga education should be given at schools.Physical Exercises in Schools shall be replaced by Yoga as it is more beneficial for health.Yoga has nothing to do with religions. As a result more and more people are practicing Yoga now a days. Practicing Yoga will prevent people from illness and diseases.He also suggested that doing Yoga in group will be more advantageous than doing it individually as it will help in motivation.
Dr. Anita Kadagad and Dr. Aakash S. Kembhavi, reputed Ayurvedic doctors and Yoga experts along with trained students guided the participants in performing various Asanas. Dr. Anita Kadagad emphasized the importance of Yogaand said that self realization is the aim of Yoga.She said that yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self. She has emphasized that age is not barrier for commencing Yoga. In today’s busy life yoga has become essential for holistic well being.
Later the Railway Officers and staff practiced various asanas like Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Shalbhasana, Shavasana, Pranayama etc. under the guidance of Dr. Aakash S. Kembhavi and Dr. Anita Kadagad.
Shri S. Srinivasaraghavan, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer of South Western Railway welcomed the Yoga instructors, Officers and staff who have gathered on the momentous occasion.Smt. Nagalatha GuruprasadAssistant Personnel Officer proposed Vote of thanks.
A large number of Officers and staff of South Western Railway Headquarters officeincluding Shri G.J. Prasad, Chief Operations Manager; Shri K. Sivaprasad, Chief Commercial Manager; Shri Gul Ashfaque Mohd., Secretary to GM participated in mass practicing of Yoga.
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