Manish Sisodia meets LG; pleads before him with folded hands to not to stop free yoga classes in Delhi
I have requested the LG to not stop the Yoga classes, most of the 17,000 people doing yoga are affected by post COVID ailments, it is the responsibility of the government to keep them healthy. The LG has said that he will peruse all the papers and has assured me that nothing will go wrong. CM Arvind Kejriwal has started the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ program for the benefit of Delhiites, hence the BJP is attempting to stop it. These people have conspired to stop the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ program by threatening & intimidating government officials. – Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. Of Delhi
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia met the Delhi LG today to seek the continuation of the ‘Dilli ki Yogshala’ program started by the Delhi government. He requested the LG with folded hands to not stop the free yoga classes under the program. He said “I have humbly requested the LG to not halt the Yoga classes, as most of the 17,000 people doing yoga are affected by post COVID ailments, and it is the responsibility of the government to keep them healthy. The LG has told me that he will peruse the file and has assured me that nothing will go wrong.” Deputy CM went on to say that since the BJP is attempting to stop the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ Program because CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal has started it by intimidating & threatening the government officials.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “I have spoken with the LG in detail as to how well the ‘Dilli ki Yogshala’ initiative is being undertaken across Delhi, and how it shall prove to be really beneficial for our citizens. 17 thousand common citizens of Delhi, who do not have the financial capacity to hire a yoga instructor and cannot even imagine that they will be able to do the same, are being provided access to fully trained yoga instructors – who go to various parks in the citizens’ vicinities and guide their yoga classes daily.”
He added, “these people have hatched a conspiracy to stop this initiative by threatening & intimidating the government officials, and by doing this, they have ensured that the officials draft the files incorrectly. I have requested the LG saying that political differences have their own time and place, but out of the 17 thousand people doing yoga daily, most are citizens who are affected by post COVID ailments. It is the responsibility of the government to keep them healthy. It is a very onerous situation that the Chief Minister of Delhi provides yoga instructors to the people of Delhi to do yoga and then the officers are stopped from running the scheme by intimidation. This is not acceptable. I have told LG sir that even if he has to help people by going out of the way, then he should because yoga is crucial. The LG has said that he will go through the entire file and has assured that nothing will go wrong.”
He concluded, “the BJP has absolutely no concern for either the people or yoga. BJP is stopping the initiative because CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal has started it. They just organise an event for yoga, but never provide yoga instructors to citizens. For the first time, such a program has come wherein trained yoga instructors are being provided to the people to do yoga in their locality. Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University is the only pharmaceutical research university in Asia. The CM has provided citizens with yoga instructors after having them trained for 9 months, and it is absolutely unfair to stop it.”
*Delhi Government had started the program last year*
The Delhi Government had last year launched the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ program to help the residents of Delhi stay healthy. Under this program, yoga is taught free of cost to the residents of Delhi. Trained instructors teach people yoga under the program. The Delhi Government wants to make yoga and meditation a mass movement and reach every citizen of Delhi. This is the first program of its kind in the entire country, under which the Delhi Government provides free yoga to the people. In today’s lifestyle, the body, mind and soul of a person are not healthy. In such a situation, yoga can benefit one a lot.
*Thousands of people suffering from Post COVID diseases benefited from yoga*
Under ‘Dilli Ki Yogashala’, more than 17,000 people are benefiting from free yoga classes at 600 locations across Delhi. It has helped about 11,000 people battling post-Covid diseases to recover from various health problems. Online yoga classes were organised under the Yogashala during the Corona period. During that time 4500 infected people in home isolation benefited from this. Out of these, there were 2,000 people who had very serious problems, but these people benefited greatly by taking classes in the Yogashala. The surveys conducted on the project have given great results. As per surveys, most of the patients involved were between 30 and 70 years old. Out of this, 92.3 percent of the patients admitted that the symptoms of corona reduced by doing yoga. Most of the patients admitted that they did not face problems like breathlessness due to yoga during the transition. By doing yoga, most of the patients were cured of corona within 5 to 7 days. Most of the patients admitted that by doing yoga, they got relief from symptoms like cough, cold, body ache, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.
*Yoga classes are held daily in more than 600 places in Delhi*
The ‘Dilli Ki Yogashala’ program was started by the Delhi government about one and a half years ago. Under this program, the Delhi Government has called upon the people of Delhi to take free yoga training and meditation on a daily basis. The program received a positive response from the people of Delhi and more than 17 thousand people are benefiting from it at more than 600 locations across Delhi. These yoga classes are held daily at around 600 places in different parts of Delhi. These classes are held in open spaces, where anyone can come and learn yoga. There, a well-trained yoga trainer makes people practise yoga and meditation.
*Delhi Government wants to convert yoga into a mass movement*
The Delhi Government wants to take Yoga door-to-door and convert it into a mass movement by providing free yoga instructors to Delhiites. It aims to highlight the importance of yoga and meditation for improving the physical and mental health of the people. The Centre for Meditation and Yoga Sciences (CMYS) was established in collaboration with Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University. The CMYS started Diploma and Certificate courses and enrolled more than 650 students for the same. These students have been trained and certified to become yoga instructors.
*Positive thinking being inculcated in people through yoga*
Under this program, people of Delhi do yoga in public parks, RWA spaces, community centres etc. Through this initiative, with the help of yoga and meditation, the Government is spreading awareness among people towards yoga and leading a happy life. The Delhi government provides trainers to a group of interested people to do yoga. Each group consists of at least 25 members. The yoga instructor coordinates with one member of each group, called the group coordinator. The group coordinator coordinates with the instructor and decides the time and place for yoga classes.