Patiala: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann envisioned that the ‘CM di Yog Shala’ will act as a stepping stone for carving out a healthy, vibrant, prosperous and progressive Punjab.

Addressing the gathering after launching portal for flagship program of ‘CM ki Yog Shala, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said that this citizen centric project is the brainchild of the Delhi CM and had attained lot of popularity amongst people. He said that a large number of populace in national capital was benefitted from this pro-people initiative. Bhagwant Mann said that due to this only Punjab has replicated this scheme in the state to ensure that Punjabis can get huge benefit from it.

He said that people can dial toll free number 7669 400 500 or login to for free yoga training adding that this step is a path breaking initiative aimed at creating a mass movement to carve out a healthy and prosperous Punjab. He envisioned that in consonance with the glorious ancient tradition of India, these Yogshalas will help in making the Punjabis healthy, both physically and mentally. Bhagwant Mann said that as a part of this campaign trained Yoga instructors will impart free Yoga training to people in open parks and other public places.

Mann said that the primary motive of this campaign is to ensure that a mass campaign is started for making Punjab healthy, prosperous and progressive. He said that yoga was very essential for a fit body and sound mind adding that every individual should make yoga an integral part of their daily life to remain hale and hearty. Bhagwant Mann said that the ‘CM di Yogshala’ campaign will act as a pivotal to create awareness amongst the people about ensuring good health and hygiene by practicing Yoga.

He said that it is the need of the hour not only to maintain good health but also de-stress the people, who face numerous challenges every day in their lives. He said that rising stress levels amongst people is a major cause of concern for everyone and Yoga can play an important role in saving the people from it. Bhagwant Mann said that it is essential to maintain mental and physical equilibrium by living a quality life by making certain changes in lifestyle and by practicing Yoga.

The Chief Minister said that pandemic covid had given a number of lessons to the people and taught them to stay in love with nature. He said that though pandemic had several serious repercussions but it helped in reducing environmental pollution too. Bhagwant Mann urged the people to respect the nature and live their lives as per the law of nature.

Mann also announced that state government will open 10 hi-tech centres for imparting training to the students for competitive exams. Bhagwant Mann said that these centres will provide quality training to youth for clearing the UPSC exams and sit on coveted positions in state and country. He said that the target of state government is to ensure that youth sit in high offices and not in the prisons by indulging in some illegal activity.

He said that the state government is giving major fillip to sports for channelising the unbounded energy of youth in positive direction. He said that the mega Kheda Watan Punjab dian was a step forward towards this direction only as the mega event saw participation of lakhs of players. Bhagwant Mann further said that the state government is reviving around 14,000 sports and youth clubs across the state to ensure that youth are benefitted from it.

Punjab CM further said that the state government has dedicated more than 500 Aam Aadmi Clinics across the state to impart quality health services in the state. He said that these clinics are providing world class treatment and diagnostic facilities to the people free of cost. Bhagwant Mann said that so far 21.21 lakh patients have been benefitted from these Aam Aadmi clinics adding that lakhs of patients have undergone free tests in merely few months.

In his address, Delhi Chief Minister said that new experiments have been made in the national capital. He said that these experiments are getting rousing response from the common man. Kejriwal said that the pro-people initiatives of Delhi government are being replicated in several other parts of the state too.

He said this Yog shala is being started in four cities Patiala, Phagwara, Amritsar and Ludhiana adding that it will be extended to other parts of state too. He said as a part of campaign free yoga will be taught to the people by trained yoga instructors to the people. Kejriwal said that at a high time 17,000 people of Delhi had took yoga training free of cost until it was stopped abruptly by the LG of Delhi.

They also handed over a cheque of Rs 90 lakh to district authorities for renovation of the Polo ground.

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