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Puducherry celebrates International Yoga Day

Students performing Yoga at the International Yoga Day held on Beach Road in Puducherry on Friday. S.S. Kumar

Students performing Yoga at the International Yoga Day held on Beach Road in Puducherry on Friday. S.S. Kumar   | Photo Credit: S_S_KUMAR

Demonstrations, seminars held to spread awareness.

The International Day of Yoga drew an enthusiastic response in Puducherry on Friday with several institutions organising yoga demonstrations, training programmes and seminars to spread awareness on the importance of yoga.

Under the auspices of the Department of Tourism, nearly 3,000 schoolchildren and college students joined yoga enthusiasts from different yoga training centres for a mass demonstration on Beach Road.

Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar, Secretary to Health Prashanth Kumar, Director of Health K.V. Raman, Director of School Education Rurdra Goud, Director of Tourism Mohamed Mansoor and officials were present.

Meanwhile, Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) celebrated the event by organising special yoga classes at Bharathi stadium involving 1,000 students.

Executive Directors Hemant Kumar, Arvind Kumar, M. Kasinathan and Shanthi Vikraman, patron, Neyveli Ladies Club participated.

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