CHATTOGRAM: The 5th ‘International Day for Yoga (IDY)’ was observed in the port city on Saturday.
The Assistant Indian High Commission to Chattogram organised the Yoga at Chattogram Metropolitan Shooting Club in the city’s Nandankanan area in the morning.Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, Indian Assistant High Commissioner to Chattogram Anindya Banerjee, Second Secretary Shuvashis Sinha and Chattogram Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (DC-North) Bijoy Kumar Basak attended the programme among others.
Mayor Nasir in his speech observed that people have now been passing much more time in internet than physical exercise causing different physical and mental problems.
“The people especially young generations pass much time in the internet at residences leaving sports and physical exercise at fields,” he said. Laying emphasis on the Yoga practice, Nasir said there is no alternative to practise the physical exercise to keep body and mind fit. He urged all to practise the Yoga to enjoy healthy and tension-free life.
Terming the Yoga practice as scientific one, Assistant High Commissioner Anindya Banerjee said the physical exercise has no link to any country or religion.