Source: News Bharati English19 Jun 2017 10:30:58

New Delhi, June 19: While International Yoga Day is on corner, not only India but the whole world is ready to celebrate Yoga day which highlights the importance of Indian culture and its benefits to our health. Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarted the International Day of Yoga 2017.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarted celebrations in Anganwadi centres by taking part in a yoga session with Anganwadi children and the official Mascot Yogiraj of IDY 2017 at an Anganwadi Centre at Peeragarhi in New Delhi today morning. About 150 children participated in Sunday’s Yoga awareness and celebration.

Anganwadi centres across the country will be participating in the International Day of Yoga celebrations. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has taken up the initiative of imparting awareness about the benefits of yoga to about 100 million beneficiaries through 13.52 lakhs Anganwadi centres nationwide.

Not only this, the children at the Anganwadi centres will also be instructed to practice yoga on a regular basis to ensure a healthier future. The special feature of function was the official life-size yoga mascot Yogiraj for International Day of Yoga 2017 who performed Yoga along with the WCD Minister and the children. The children were enthralled with the performances of the Yogiraj who also made the children do fun yoga asanas and did Yoga dance for them. Children from Dance Out Of Poverty (DOOP ) performed YOGMOB at the event .

Mascot Yogiraj , an initiative of Central Council of Research and Naturopathy of Ministry of AYUSH has given #IDY2017 a fresh appeal which is catering to all age groups, right from kids to senior citizens.