MEPZ Women Take Center Stage at Grand International Yoga Day Celebration

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The Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of Ayush, in collaboration with the Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, successfully celebrated the International Day of Yoga 2024. The event saw the enthusiastic participation of over 500 women employees from MEPZ, highlighting the importance and growing interest in yoga and wellness.

The celebrations began early in the morning at 6:45 AM with an invocation of Tamil Thai Vazhthu and Siddhar Vanakkam, setting a serene tone for the day. Dr. A. Rajendra Kumar, Research Officer (Siddha), S-III, CCRS, Chennai, welcomed the participants, followed by the Presidential Address by Prof. Dr. V. Banumathi, Former Director, NIS & Chairman, SAB-CCRS, emphasized the significance of yoga in promoting physical and mental well-being. Shri G. Kamaraj, Deputy Mayor, Tambaram Municipal Corporation, delivered a felicitation address, and Smt. K. Vasanthakumari, Hon'ble Mayor, Tambaram Municipal Corporation, gave the Chief Guest Address.

The highlight of the event was the mass yoga session, where over 500 women employees participated in various yoga asanas and breathing exercises. The session was led by experienced yoga instructors who guided the participants through techniques aimed at improving flexibility, strength, and relaxation.

Following the yoga session, participants enjoyed a healthy breakfast organized by the Central Council for Research in Siddha. The day continued with a yoga demonstration specifically for MEPZ staff at the MEPZ Lawn Area, showcasing advanced yoga techniques and their benefits.

A quiz program on yoga was held, engaging the participants in a fun and educational activity that tested their knowledge about yoga and its practices. The event concluded with a speech on Yoga Awareness, highlighting the importance of integrating yoga into daily life for overall well-being.

Shri Prabu Kumar K, Deputy Development Commissioner, MEPZ Special Economic Zone, expressed his gratitude to all participants and organizers in his Vote of Thanks, bringing the event to a close with the National Anthem.

"We are delighted by the overwhelming response and participation in this year’s International Yoga Day celebrations. Yoga is a powerful tool for empowerment and holistic health, and events like these help spread awareness about its benefits," said a spokesperson from the Central Council for Research in Siddha.


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