The second International Yoga Day was celebrated in Maharashtra on Tuesday with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis leading programmes in Mumbai. The Governor participated in a yoga programme at Raj Bhavan early this morning and also in a programme organised by Mumbai University.
The chief minister took part in a programme organised at the Bandra Reclamation. Over 200 Mantralaya employees performed yoga at Mantralaya. The BMC conducted Upa Yoga programme across the city’s 390 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools with participation of over one lakh children below the age of 14.
Upa Yoga teacher training for 800 teachers was also conducted.
Upa Yoga involves practising a set of seven five-minute modules of exercise.
Over 10,000 people, including Navy personnel and their families, took part in yoga camps organised by Western Naval Command in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Karnataka. Defence personnel and their families participated at programmes at the Colaba Military Station and on board aircraft carrier INS Viraat.
Visually-impaired students from Victoria Memorial School for Blind, Tardeo, and Kamla Mehta Blind School, Dadar, also celebrated Yoga Day. A programme called ‘Yoga by the Bay’ was also held in the city.