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226/2024-25 21-06-2024
Southern Railway Observes International Yoga Day

Southern Railway observed International Yoga Day today, the 21st June, 2024 through various events across the Zone. 

Shri R. N Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway inaugurated the Yoga Session at Railway Officers Club at Nungambakkam, Chennai.  Shri Kaushal Kishore, Addl General Manager, and all the Principal Heads of Departments, of Southern Railway, Officers and staff of Southern Railway Headquarters,  participated in the Yoga Session.

The Program, organised by the Personnel Branch headed by Shri Harikrishnan, Prinicipal Chief Personnel Officer attracted participation by Officers and Staff in large numbers. Shri Viswanath B.Eerya, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division and the team of Officers and Staff from Chennai Division also participated in the event.

Guided by Eminent Yoga Teachers, the participants demonstrated the asanas specified in the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) issued by the Ministry of Ayush.  The participants practised some of the basic asanas enlisted in the Common Yoga Protocol such as Tadasana, Vrksasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Trikonasana, etc. with great zeal and enthusiasm.

All the six divisions of Southern Railway, i.e, Chennai, Tiruchchirappalli, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram and the Workshops of Southern Railway namely, Perambur Carriage Works, Loco Works and the Golden Rock Workshop also observed International Yoga Day. Officers and staff of the divisions and Workshops attended Yoga Day events organized at the divisional headquarters and other work places.

The theme of 10th International Day of Yoga 2024 is ‘Yoga for Self and Society’, which highlights how yoga not o­nly enhances personal health but also contributes to social well-being.

Indian Railways observes Yoga Day every year under the guidance of the Ministry of Ayush.


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