UT Gets Ready For Date With Sri Sri On June 9

Chandigarh: With International Yoga Day drawing close, Chandigarh is getting ready to greet Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at Parade Ground, Sector 17 on June 9. The spiritual guru will address more than 15,000 volunteers during the four-day yoga programme.

"The event will begin with a speech by Gurudev followed by various other programs. He has been invited by the UT administration to inaugurate the four-day yoga festival. The event will also be a curtain raiser for International Yoga Day", said Polomi, yoga coordinator, Punjab.

Gurudev will deliver a speech on the meaning of yoga and its importance in our lives. Thereafter, he will leave for Kashmir. Kamlesh Barwal, international yoga director, Art of Living said, "Yoga has many health benefits. Most of all, it makes us peaceful. Slowly, the younger generation is getting inclined towards a healthy lifestyle and now people talk about yoga."

On people's approach towards yoga, Kamlesh said, "Yoga is more of a business in other countries but in India it is practiced in its pure form. In our country, we have a different attachment with yoga." Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar last visited the city in 2013.

Courtesy: The Times of India