Yoga Utsav’ Begins in Assam- Assam Current affairs 2022

The 50 days countdown to International Day of Yoga was marked with a ‘Yoga Utsav’ in Assam’s Sivasagar town, the seat of power of Ahom rulers, on Monday with participation of over 10,000 people from different Northeastern states, an official said. Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union MoS for Ayush Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Union MoS for Petroleum and Gas Rameswar Teli, Health ministers of Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, several MPs from the region and senior officials also took part in the programme.

The event, conducted by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) under the Ministry of Ayush, was simultaneously held at seven locations, including Thora Dol, Rudrasagar Dol, Ronghar, Tolatol Ghar, Kareng Ghar and Joydol, all places of historic importance within the periphery of Sivasagar town. The demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol was done by a team of MDNIY led by its Director, Dr Ishwar V Basavaradi, at the premises at Sivadol (Shiva temple) in the heart of the town, the official added.