...And it's International Yoga Day!

By City Spidey
Photo: Trueveda.com
Posted: Jun 21, 2017

The NCR thronged parks and public squares to mark the third International Yoga Day.

Light showers in the morning did not deter residents, as all parks in residential areas were chock-a-block with both the young and the old. Residents in societies where the rains had rendered the parks unfit for a yoga session took to the community centres.


Here's the scene from various parts of the NCR:


The central park in Connaught Place was teeming with people. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had closed entry and exit at Rajeev Chowk Metro station from 5.30 am to 7.30 am. 

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi organised several yoga sessions across the city. North Delhi Municipal Corporation organised its event at Ajmal Khan Park, while South Delhi Municipal Corporation organised an event at the Talkatora stadium. East Delhi Municipal Corporation organised a yoga camp at its headquarters in Patparganj.  

"It was great to see so many people turn up for the session," said Manjari Joshi, a yoga teacher who took a session in a Mayur Vihar Phase I  park. "Usually it is only the senior citizens who are enthusiastic about yoga. But the youth is slowly warming up to it. There were a number of young people present at the camp today. Yoga is for everybody. Even a 2-year-old can practise yoga."

As for Dwarka, it was as if it had been waiting for this day. The sub-city’s parks had been chock-a-block for the past month or so, with people gearing up for International Yoga Day. And the day had finally come.

There were several yoga events organised across Dwarka — from the large-scale ones organised by DDA, in association with Patanjali Yog Samiti (in sectors 11, 17 and 23) to the small-scale, more tight-knit ones organised by residents and members of Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 (FORWAS) at the Sector 9 DDA park. Despite the early-morning showers, residents across all age groups thronged Dwarka’s parks, with yoga mats and infectious smiles.

Here are a few glimpses from Dwarka:

AGE IS BUT A NUMBER: Kids? Check. Adults? Check. Senior citizens? Check. Sector 9 was an enthusiastic bunch 


THINGS ARE LOOKING UP: …And so are these people in Sector 10


THE HUMAN PYRAMID: A team of young yoga enthusiasts display the power of practice in Sector 11


DO TRY THIS AT HOME: A yoga trainer takes a session in Sector 17



Gurgaon has been braving rains, waterlogged roads and heavy traffic congestion. But none of that mattered today. When Gurgaon wants to do something, it does!

There was a massive yoga session organised at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium. Children and youngsters from various government schools and colleges were present at the event, lending the place a palpable energy.

The scene at Cyber Hub, however, was quite distinct. A place that’s usually bustling was unusually quiet, as people kicked off the event with meditation.

Residents of several societies such as Uniworld Garden, Fresco and South City II fought the urge to loll in bed to enjoy the lovely weather and attended yoga camps to mark the event. South City II residents spanning all age groups took part in the event, which was organised at Gems Modern Academy in South City II.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Residents gathered at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium for the mega event


FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING: Have you ever seen Cyber Hub teeming with people and yet calm? Well, here it is






TAGS: International Yoga Day / Connaught Place / Delhi / Rajeev Chowk / Ajmal Khan Park /  North Delhi Municipal Corporation / South Delhi Municipal Corporation / Talkatora stadium / East Delhi Municipal Corporation / Patparganj / I P Extension /  Mayur Vihar Phase I /  Chilla Village /  Mayur Vihar Extension / Bhartiya Yog Sansthan