DK gears up for International Yoga Day celebrations: See list of public yoga sessions in Mangaluru

03:20 PM Jun 20, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Dakshina Kannada district, is gearing up for the International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21. This year’s theme, “Yoga for Women’s Empowerment,” is expected to see a higher participation of women. The event is being organized with the collaboration of the Karnataka Government, district administration, AYUSH department, Dakshina Kannada AYUSH colleges, various departments, and yoga organizations.


The main event in the district will commence at 8 AM at the mini hall of Kudmul Ranga Rao Town Hall in Mangalore. Speaker U.T. Khader and District In-charge Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao will inaugurate the program, while MLA Vedavyas Kamath will preside over the event. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, along with other district officials and dignitaries, will also be present.

As this year marks the tenth anniversary of International Yoga Day, extensive preparations have been made in the district, with an expected participation of 100,000 people. Schools, colleges, universities, yoga organizations, AYUSH college students, the public, police department, home guards, NCC, NSS units, Anganwadi, ASHA workers, government hostel students, and sports hostel students will all take part in the celebrations.

Various organizations, along with the AYUSH department, have provided 10 days of free yoga training to around 80,000 people in preparation for Yoga Day. A significant number of women are expected to participate. Yoga Day celebrations will be held in all schools and colleges across the district.

“Yoga boosts immunity, helping to ward off ailments such as knee pain, headaches, gastric issues, and stomach aches. It’s also an excellent tool for achieving mental peace and tranquility, which have been diminishing recently,” said Yogaratna Gopalakrishna Delampady, a yoga guru.


Public Yoga Sessions
– 8 AM at Kudmul Ranga Rao Town Hall mini hall: Organized by AYUSH Department
– 5-7 AM at Sri Mariyamma Temple, Urva Bolur: Organized by Patanjali Samiti
– 7 AM at Sangha Niketan: Organized by Keshava Yoga Center and Patanjali Samiti
– 4-6 PM at Subrahmanya Sabha Sadan, Jail Road: Organized by Pyramid Meditation Center
– 6 PM at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaladevi: Led by Yoga Guru Gopalakrishna Delampady


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