Delhi, June 18
In order to publicize the program of International Day of Yoga at national and international level on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Countdown Events to Yoga Day, 2022 was organized by the Government of India on June 17, 2022 at Vivekanand Rock, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu in the heritage city of Kanyakumari.
The program was jointly organized by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India in collaboration with Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries welfare department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
In the program, more than 500 Dairy Farmers, Students and fisherman livestock farmers participated in the yoga practice program. The program was held at Vivekananda Kendra in the back drop of Vivekananda rock and the confluence of three seas, which is southern most tip of the Indian sub-continent.
While launching the program, Chief Guest of the program Shri Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, has told about the usefulness of Yoga in the daily life and the way Yoga reduces the stress and improves the health of the individual. Dr.L.Murugan emphasized the need practice yoga minimum one hour a day to reap the benefits of yoga. Further, he had interaction with progressive dairy farmers and fishermen from Kanyakumari district.