Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra 19 September 2017 inaugurated the second International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017. In which about 300 people from across the world are participating.
The festival is being organized by the Yoga Society of Kashmir at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Center, an official spokesman said here, adding that about 300 participants from various parts of India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, Bulgaria, USA and Nepal are participating in the festival.
Observing that Yoga is enormously beneficial for the growth of a healthy mind and body, Vohra emphasized that learning to practice yoga, especially from a young age helps in developing the required mental and physical discipline which enables the practitioner to lead a wholesome, stress free and balanced life.
The governor wished all the participants a happy and comfortable stay here and suggested that the organizers should take them, particularly the foreign visitors, on a sightseeing tour of the scenic Kashmir valley. Inspiring performances of rhythmic and artistic yoga were presented by a Yoga group from Jharkhand and Sourabh Singh from Amritsar.