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Press Release No. 8323-06-2019


                                                                  SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                    Press Release No. 83  Dt. 21.06.2019



The “International Day of Yoga” for the year 2019 was celebrated all over South Western Railway in a befitting manner o­n 21st June, 2019. South Western Railway Headquarters organized a Special Morning Yoga Session, which was led by Shri Ajay Kumar Singh General Manager, South Western Railway.

The Yoga classes conducted by Yoga Master Shri Balchand Sharma, Principal Yoga Teacher from Patanjali Yoga Peet, Haridwar. He has taken more than1500 Yoga Classes all over Karnataka during the last 12 Years, under the blessing of Swamy Ramdev Institution. The talk o­n Astanga Yoga, various nuances of beneficial combination of Asanas, disciplined life and meditation drew attention of all.  The session was attended by about 300 officials and families. While addressing the session that lasted from 7:00 am to 9.30 am, the Yoga experts have mentioned various benefits of Yoga for physical and mental wellbeing and said that yoga will lead to increase of efficiency in work. The participants have expressed that insight to Yoga has encouraged them to pursue it daily. Later various asanas in sitting, standing and supine positions such as tadasana, vajrasana, padahastasana, bhujangasana etc. were demonstrated by experts and performed by participants.

More than 250 Scouts, Guides, Rovers, Rangers from Bharat Scouts and Guides across Southern Zone (Andaman & Nicobar, AP, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry) also participated in the event, who have come here for “Regional Level Yoga Fest 2019” hosted by South Western Railway.

Shri B.B. Singh, Additional General Manager, Shri Shivaraj Singh, State Chief Commissioner of Bharath Scouts and Guides (BS & G) and Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Shri Rajesh Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager; all Principal Heads of the Departments, Officers and Staff participated with full enthusiasm throughout the session. The celebrations were coordinated by Shri Rajeev Kumar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer of South Western Railway.

Later in the evening Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway along with Smt. Sujata Singh, President of South Western Railway, Women’s Welfare Organisation SWRWWO inaugurated today "Maharishi Patanjali Udyan" near Railway Officers Club which was attended by all officers, SWRWWO members and staff.

                                                      (E. Vijaya)

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