Yoga Day | CII Rolls Out The Mat For Indian Industry
In a country-wide campaign, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising yoga sessions for India Inc on Sunday (June 21), the International Day of Yoga. Thousands of representatives of industry, including CEOs, employees and family members, are rolling out their yoga mats to participate in the event.
"CII congratulates the Government of India for recognition of yoga at the United Nations and wholeheartedly supports efforts for its international popularisation. Yoga, which originated in India, prevents incidence of non-communicable diseases, which seriously impacts social and economic development,” said Sumit Mazumder, president, CII, on Friday (19 June).
“CII has long been active in promoting public health awareness among employees of Indian companies. The International Day of Yoga is a chance to re-emphasise Indian industry’s engagement with holistic health outcomes, which are critical to overall national productivity and competitiveness,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, director-general, CII.
CII, which has 62 offices across India, is partnering the Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, in holding yoga sessions in industrial hubs. The Iyengar Institute, Art of Living, and other yoga promoting institutes are also collaborating with CII.
The CII central office will celebrate International Day of Yoga with a discourse by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva in New Delhi. CII eastern region is hosting yoga sessions in Kolkata with 200 industry members. About 400 participants are expected to take part in Jamshedpur, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, and Patna.
In Mumbai, CII western region is partnering the Iyengar Institute for Yoga. Practice sessions will also be held at Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Goa and Pune.