Virtual Yoga Marathon Held in Chhattisgarh ; Nearly 10 Lakh Participants Registered

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  • The ‘Chhattisgarh Virtual Yoga Marathon’ with the theme line ‘Yog Karbo, Swasthya Rahibo’ (Do Yoga, Stay Healthy) was conducted today to mark the International Yoga Day
  • CM Bhupesh Baghel participated in the marathon from his residence
  • Nearly 10 lakh participants registered for the event

Raipur: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, a virtual yoga marathon was organized in the state of Chhattisgarh. More than 10 lakh people have registered themselves to participate in it, including some eminent figures like Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel,  and cabinet Ministers participated  in the Seventh International Yoga Event. 

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performed various yoga postures in the morning at his Raipur residence office on the seventh International Yoga Day today. On this occasion, while congratulating and wishing the people of the state on Yoga Day, he appealed people to compulsorily include yoga in their daily routine.

The Chief Minister said that “at present, we have taken only material means as the measure of success, whereas without a healthy body and a healthy mind every success is incomplete. In these times of corona-crisis, the relevance of yoga has increased even more.”

Chhattisgarh government has also arranged for training of yoga through virtual medium, everyone must take advantage of it. We can make the dream of Garhbo Nava Chhattisgarh come true only by staying fit with our body and mind.

 The event themed’ ‘Yoga Karbo-Swasthya Rahibo’ commenced at 6:45 am in the morning. The event ran for nearly an hour following which Yoga events of other districts were broadcasted. Yogathon from Chhattisgarh is being  streamed on social media platforms like Twitter, youtube and Facebook until 7 am on June 22. 

The participants registered via an online portal for the Virtual Marathon. The  State Yoga Commission had decided to give a Yoga T-shirt to the first 100 participants. Lakhs of people participated in the Virtual Yoga Marathon on the appeal of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and gave the message to make Yoga a part of life.

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