To mark the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and the 8th International Yoga Day (on June 21), an ambitious project named YOGA AT YOUR DOORSTEP has been launched by a Indian Yoga Culture and Yoga Therapy Centre ( IYCYTC), which is a government aided premier yoga organization in the Northeast India. The launch of the project took place at the Guwahati Press Club on May 16.
Under this initiative, steps have been taken to set up a yoga training cum wellness centre in almost 60 wards of the city (Guwahati). A three-day free yoga workshop will be conducted in these centres soon after their opening. Similairly, a three-day free yoga workshop will be carried out at every educational institute of Assam.
Inaugurating the project, the commissioner of the Guwahati Municipality Corporation, Mr Debashish Sarma expressed his views on creating a 'Rog-Mukta Bharat' through mass practice of Yoga.
The popularity of yoga has let the production of many yoga teachers who are serving their best in many organizationsPresent in the program, the founder-president of the Indian Yoga Culture and Yoga Therapy Centre, Yogacharya Subhashish told the people that yoga has a huge role in making a person healthy and successful in life. He said that yoga is the easiest and the safest way of keeping the body free from any disease. He added that in the present times, there has been a good acceptance of yoga.
The popularity of yoga has let the production of many yoga teachers who are serving their best in many organizations. It was a matter of proud that even in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital, there is a department which is completely designated to yoga and helps in curing the patients through yoga. Similairy in the Guwahati Central Jail, there is a female and a male yoga instructor employed who takes care of the jail inmates. He highlighted that many people are now realizing the value of yoga and approach them to learn the art and many of their students are now respected yoga teachers at reputed places.
Eminent folk singer, Kalpana Patowary was present at the launch as one of the guest. She inspired the people by speaking about the miracle yoga has done in her life. Addressing the people, she said that a few yers back when she was struggling to be a mother, she was dignosed with a gyneacological condition which decreased her chances of being a mother. She then watched yoga on television and started doing it at home and immediately after six months, she could successfully become a mother which was not less than a miracle. The singer then requested Yogacharya Subhashish to kindly establish the first yoga and wellness centre at Panikhaiti area, to which Yogacharya immediately agreed.