The Puducherry Tourism Department is hosting a four-day International yoga day festival this year, continuing a nearly 30-year tradition. The event, which has been held every year in the coastal region since 1992, is now in its 27th year. The Sri Jayaram Thirumana Nilayam Sithankudi in Puducherry is hosting the International Yoga Festival, which will draw around 1,000 attendees and yoga professionals from throughout the country.
Puducherry Host International Yoga day Festival start 4 jan 2022
From the 5th to the 7th of January, the program includes a discourse/workshop on topics relating to Yoga, Yogasana Competitions for various age groups of both men and women, lecture demonstrations, and cultural programs focusing on the development of the conscious process at physical, mental, affective, and spiritual levels.
On the evening of January 7th, the valedictory and prize distribution celebration would be conducted at Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road, Puducherry. On the official website, people of all ages and walks of life can register for the event and pick up their registration kit at the venue.
The state government, however, has insisted that all attendees over the age of 18 provide a Covid-19 immunization certificate in accordance with pandemic-induced standards. Several dedicated centers will also provide health screenings for all festival attendees.
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said on Tuesday that the government is working on a number of projects to boost Puducherry’s tourism opportunity and make it a popular tourist destination.
Mr. Rangasamy noted that despite its small size, Puducherry was a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful environment, spiritual vibrations, and heritage buildings in his address at the beginning of the 27th International Yoga Festival (January 4-7).
The Chief Minister stated that the government had already begun projects such as extending the Promenade Beach and proposing the construction of an antiquities museum at the Arikamedu site, which houses the relics of once-thriving trade links with Greece and Rome.
In addition, he said, temples had been repaired and waterways had been revitalized as part of Centrally-funded programs aimed at boosting heritage and spiritual tourism circuits.
According to the Chief Minister, Puducherry has been gifted with Siddhars (saints) who were also yoga practitioners from ancient times. Yoga is a vital aspect of spirituality.
It was encouraging to see that the yoga heritage was being preserved through the festival, which had drawn a large number of young people from all around the country.