Bhubaneswar: Union P&NG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan led the International Yoga Day celebrations at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar this morning.
Around 15,000 people from various age groups participated in the Yoga Day event. 13 Yoga Gurus taught people Yoga Mudras and explained why Yoga remains important for a healthy life.
“In the words of Hon’ble PM relevance of Yoga in our hectic & busy life has been best described as ‘Zero Cost Health Insurance’, said Mr. Pradhan.
“Thanks to the efforts of Hon’ble PM, Yoga, an ancient Indian Gift to the mankind, got the recognition by the world as a science of wellness,” he added.
“Exercise has its limitation to Physical Fitness. Whereas Yoga takes it much further to Mental & Spiritual Wellness,” said the Minister.
Dharmendra Pradhan also felicitated members #ONGCEverestExpedition on the sidelines of International #YogaDay2017 Celebrations.
5 Oil marketing companies IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, ONGC and GAIL organised the Yoga Day even at Janata Maidan.