More than one crore people participated in the Global Surya Namaskar programme on the occasion of Makar Sakranti today.
The Surya Namaskar is a set of eight Asanas performed in 12 steps with coordination of the body and mind. The programme was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. All leading Yoga Institutes both from India and abroad participated in this worldwide program.
Speaking on the occasion, AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Surya Namaskar builds up vitality and immunity. He said, this program has been launched by the Ministry under the direction and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Sonowal said, the government is committed to strengthen the health of people.
Minister of State for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai said that Surya Namaskar is one of the important practices of yoga. He said, it improves fitness of the body.