Bhubaneswar: The second edition of Sambad Yogathon was held after a gap of one year at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today.
Yoga Guru Swami Bhagabatanand Saraswati inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp in presence of Sambad Group Chairman Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi and Sambad Group Managing Director Monica Nayyar Patnaik.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life participated in the second edition of Yogathon in the morning.
“Yoga helps in connecting with something. In a straight line, Yoga means addition. Sambad Group is an organisation that also connects readers with issues, government and citizens of all groups. Yogathon is one of the programmes of Sambad Group that is also connecting with everyone,” Patnaik said.
Sambad Group has been organising Yogathon in past two years. Last year, it could not be held due to COVID pandemic. A year after, we resumed the programme with everyone’s support, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “The change in lifestyle has taken place out of compulsion. The lifestyle has changed in course of time. The way our grandfathers were living, we cant survive in the competitive world if we will live in same manner. With change in lifestyle, there has been change in our society, economy and employment. Now, we cant see any difference between day and night. With the changed lifestyle, we need to adopt something as habit to become fit both physically and mentally.”
Through the programme, he advised the young generation to remain fit both physically and mentally if they want to get the world in your hand.
“The world is in your hand. If you want to enjoy it, you need to remain fit and fine,” he suggested.
Sambad Group’s MD Monica Nayyar Patnaik said, “We feel so happy that people in large number participated in the programme in the morning with adherence to social distancing. We performed Surya Namaskar and Pranayam 108 times.”