The Sports Ministry's flagship programme, Fit India Movement on Sunday organised an online yoga session as a part of International Yoga Day celebrations.
It was conducted by actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra. The session was attended by more than 5 lakh people, including school children and their families.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Olympian MC Mary Kom and shooter Anjum Moudgil joined the session live and followed Shilpa as she taught a series of asanas and breathing exercises.
For the hundreds of thousands of school children we organized an interesting #Internationalyogaday2020 live with #FitIndiaMovement Ambassador @TheShilpaShetty ! I'm happy to join the session with @anjum_moudgil & @MangteC #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/FbAMM5GgvQ — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 21, 2020
Health is Wealth. You can live without good wealth but without good health it's impossible to survive . Thank you @TheShilpaShetty for being the ambassador of #FitIndiaMovement and leading the special session of #Internationalyogaday2020 for the school children. https://t.co/r6k9c0M8jc pic.twitter.com/qqBhFzmehc — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 21, 2020
Speaking about the event, Rijiju said, "The International Yoga Day is a very important day for us. Yoga is our gift to the world and we have to keep striving to do it in the perfect manner.
"The teachers and mentors taking it forward in India should aim to teach it to perfection, just as Shilpa Shetty demonstrated in this blissful session. Shilpa inspires with her perfect knowledge. She is also the Fit India ambassador and we often take her inputs and that helps us in driving our movement forward."