Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Health and spiritualism joined hands when thousands of enthusiastic people led by mayor Pushyamitra Bhargav performed yoga, while Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar performed Rudra Maha-Abhishekh at Dussehra Maidan on Monday.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and former minister Gauri Shankar Bisen were also present, while Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan joined the event virtually from Bhopal.
The yoga programme is part of the ongoing Yoga Mitra campaign to make the city healthy.
Addressing the programme, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India, when the heart is healthy, the body remains healthy, and when the heart is clean, the body will also remain clean.
He said that the progress made by Madhya Pradesh in a very short time is amazing, but this is not possible without public cooperation.
He said that examinations are going on. During exams, tension increases among the youth and is the cause of problems. Stress has made a home in every house; it is a kind of garbage, which has made a place in every brain. To clean this garbage, yoga and meditation are needed.
While addressing the programme virtually, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Indore is not only a clean city, but Indore has also set standards of cleanliness. Now the city has also taken the initiative to become healthy. The yoga initiative is commendable because if the body is healthy, then the mind will also be healthy.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in his address praised the people of Indore and also welcomed Sri Sri. He also praised CM Chouhan.
Mayor Pushyamitra Bhargav said that Indore is number one in cleanliness, but now we have resolved to become number one in health, so we have started Yoga Mitra Abhiyan, which has reached 23 wards.
At the programme, along with the main stage, 4 smaller stages were made for yoga, on which trained yoga instructors were doing yoga.
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