Sunday, June 12, 2016


Ahead of the International Day of Yoga, Raahgirs came in large numbers to practise yoga at this Sunday's Raahgiri, supported by The Times of India. It was the perfect sunny morning for Raahgirs to practice yoga as New Delhi Mu nicipal Council (NDMC) organised one of its buildup programmes at Connaught Place. Rajni Gupta, who came with her husband from Mayur Vihar, said, “I have come here before as well, but I have never taken part in any activities. But when I saw the yoga camp, I joined in immediately . It's the best way to keep oneself fit.“
Neeraj Bharati,director, IT, NDMC, told us, “We are going to have many yoga buildup programmes before the main event on June 21. We are organising yoga camps at various locations like Talkatora Stadium, Lodhi Gardens and Nehru Park. We are also roping in participants here at Raahgiri, so that more people at tend these fitness programmes.
People should follow this tradi tional way of keeping oneself men tally and spiritually fit. Raahgiri is a very popular event and can cre ate awareness among the masses, that's why we chose this place.“
The session on the TOI stage began with laughter yoga by the Delhi Laughter Club. Youngsters were seen following the routine and enjoying the most. “For us, it was very interesting to try laughter yoga. I have seen people doing it in parks, but this was the first time that I tried it and it was really entertaining,“ said Ekta Rajput, who came from Chandni Chowk.Anjali Sharma, a resident of Laxmi Nagar, said, “Achha laga yeh dekh ke ki sab enjoy bhi kar rahe thay, aur exercise bhi chal rahi thi.“
Af ter yoga, it was time for an aerobics session as the Lingayas Group showed their moves on songs like Saturday Saturday and Nagada Nagada. “This is my first time here... The en ergy is great, everyone is dancing and most people are of our age so it doesn't feel awkward,“ said Rashika Kashyap, a resident of Inderlok. Next was the dance workout by The Era group, who danced on groovy numbers like Fevicol Se and Chikni Chameli.“I loved their song selection.When you come with your friends, you want to enjoy and dance and this is just what I came for,“ shared Geeta Sharma, a resident of Laxmi Nagar.

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