Snapshots of International Yoga Day from BEL

Snapshots of International Yoga Day from BEL

While the 10th International day of Yoga was celebrated with fervour across the country, a special series of yoga sessions was organized in the Units and offices of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today.

A sea of humanity converged at the crack of dawn at BEL’s Bangalore Complex in Jalahalli as more than 500 employees participated in the early morning Yoga session conducted by Yoga experts. Yoga Pledge was administered in local languages, Hindi and English at all the Units spread across the country.

Various competitions were held as part of the Yoga Day celebrations and the winners were awarded prizes. A symposium on “Yoga and Wellbeing” was organised at Nalanda, the BEL Academy for Excellence in Bangalore, in collaboration with NIMHANS in which more than 300 women employees participated.

Why International Yoga Day

The International Day of Yoga, celebrated annually on June 21, was adopted by the United Nations in 2014. It aims to raise global awareness about the benefits of practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed this initiative during his UN address, and it received unanimous support in the United Nations General Assembly. The date, June 21, holds special significance as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and is associated with the transition to Dakshinayana in Hindu calendars. Additionally, it commemorates the day when Shiva, the first yogi, began imparting yoga knowledge to humanity. Yoga Day brings people together across cultures, backgrounds, and nations to experience the positive impact of yoga on personal and societal well-being

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