Manipur celebrates 10th International Yoga Day

CM Biren advices for regular Yoga to keep healthy body and mind.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Jun 2024, 6:02 pm


Manipur joined the global celebration of 10th International Yoga Day on Friday that emphasized the ancient practices profound benefits for physical and mental well-being.

The event was observed at Raj Bhavan and various locations across the state, commemorating the United Nations’ recognition of yoga’s therapeutic advantages since 2014.

Governor Anusuiya Uikey led the celebrations at the Raj Bhavan, engaging in yoga asanas alongside officers, staff, and security personnel.

Governor Uikey underscored the importance of integrating yoga into daily routines to uphold overall wellness, echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advocacy for its holistic health benefits.

Chief Minister N Biren attended the event the celebration at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium, emphasizing yoga’s global significance as a gift from India to the world.

CM Biren termed yoga as India’s gift to the world, emphasising that practicing yoga not only makes a healthy body and mind but also helps in building a healthier and well-disciplined society. 

He said this during the 10th edition of International Yoga Day, at the Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium. 


This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” highlighted yoga’s pivotal role in promoting individual health and fostering social harmony.

Biren recalled the United Nations’ endorsement of International Yoga Day on June 21 annually, following Prime Minister Modi’s influential address at the UN General Assembly.

He emphasized that yoga not only enhances physical and mental fitness but also instills societal discipline and health consciousness, evident in its incorporation into educational institutions across Manipur.

He affirmed the government’s commitment to raising public awareness about the advantages of millets.

The event drew participation from Cabinet Ministers, MP (Rajya Sabha) Maharajah Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs, students, and officials from the Youth Affairs and Sports department, reaffirming Manipur’s dedication to promote holistic well-being through yoga.

Across Manipur, the 10th International Day of Yoga witnessed widespread participation, organized by various district administrations. 

The day was widely observed by different organisations and institutions at different locations in Tamenglong district. 

Assam Rifles' troops and staff of Tamenglong District administration along with local populace celebrated the day at Multipurpose Hall Apollo ground in Tamenglong district of Manipur. It was jointly organised by 6 Assam Rifles and Tamenglong District administration.


The event garnered a significant footfall of over 120 people to include the officials of district administration, police and security forces. 

The day was observed at Thoubal, Kakching and Chandel district. It was organised at Thoubal District Police HQ by the Thoubal District Police. 

International Naturopathy Organisation (INO)-New Delhi, Surya Foundation-New Delhi, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga -New Delhi, National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) Pune and Kha Manipur Yoga along with Nature Cure Association Kakching under the Ministry of AYUSH observed the occasion at Anandasing Yoga and Nature Cure Research Hospital Kakching and Martin Grammar School in Kakching district. 

In Chandel, the day was observed by the Central Bureau of Communication Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Field office, Chandel branch. 

Meanwhile, the Indian Army marked 10th International Yoga Day with over 5,446 participants across the states of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur, emphasizing the holistic benefits of yoga for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. 

In Manipur, 3,454 personnel participated in events at Moreh, Gwaltabi, Senapati, Leimakhong, Bishnupur, Ningthiching, Phougakchao, Ikhai, Kumbi and Kangvai. At Leimakhong military station alone, 500 Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks joined with their families, showcasing the inclusive nature of the event.

Assam saw 1,601 participants in Laipuli, Rupai, Digboi, Charidwar Pengri, Margherita, DK Gaon, Makum, Phillobari, Dirak, Daisajan and Kakopathar. Special sessions were organized at Kakopathar Junior College, Purbottar Vikas Parishad Orphanage and locations in the Tinsukia District, engaging over 450 teachers and students along with Army and Assam Rifles personnel.

In Tripura, 197 participants gathered at Elbert Ekka Park in Agartala, emphasizing the importance of holistic health. Mizoram's Aizawl saw 71 participants, while Nagaland's Chakabama, Zakhama and Dimapur hosted 123 personnel.


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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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