Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal hit back at the BJP over its constant attempts to derail the development of Delhi. Pained by the prosperity of Delhiites, the BJP has been pressuring officers to arbitrarily suspend the Dilli Ki Yogashala program. CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “I want to assure the people of Delhi that no matter what happens, I will not let Dilli Ki Yogashala be stopped by these people. I am standing with the people of Delhi, these people want to destroy Delhi, but this son of yours will not let Delhi be destroyed. We have started free yoga classes for the people of Delhi, 17 thousand people are taking classes and getting immense health benefits. These people have arbitrarily shut the Yogshala program from November 1 onwards by putting all kinds of pressure on the officers including threats of suspending them.” Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia tweeted, “I will meet LG sahab tomorrow regarding the suspension of yoga classes by him in Delhi; the file is pending with him. If action is not taken on the file immediately then yoga classes will be stopped in Delhi from Tuesday, it will harm the lives of thousands of people.”
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “It is a matter of pain and anguish that such cheap politics is being played out in Delhi. We had started Dilli Ki Yogashala to ensure the wellbeing and good health of Delhiites. 17,000 citizens were taking part in our classes everyday. They were very happily practising yoga twice a day. 10,000-11,000 of our beneficiaries with patients on the path of post COVID recovery. These people were getting treatment for lung ailments through the classes. Imagine they’ve suspended such a fruitful program. And this hasn’t been suspended conventionally. These people pressured officers into arbitrarily stopping the program. But I want to assure the people of Delhi, no matter what I have to bear with. No matter what I have to face. I will go all lengths possible to work in your best interest. I will not let them stop your Yoga classes. Till the day I am alive, till the day I am standing here, I will protect Delhiites. I will not let anyone hurt my Delhiites.”
Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia tweeted, “I will meet LG sahab tomorrow regarding the suspension of yoga classes by him in Delhi; the file is pending with him. If action is not taken on the file immediately then yoga classes will be stopped in Delhi from Tuesday, it will harm the lives of thousands of people.”
Delhi Government had started the program last year
The Delhi Government had last year launched the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ program to help the residents of Delhi stay healthy. Under this program, yoga is taught free of cost to the residents of Delhi. Trained instructors teach people yoga under the program. The Delhi Government wants to make yoga and meditation a mass movement and reach every citizen of Delhi. This is the first program of its kind in the entire country, under which the Delhi Government provides free yoga to the people. In today’s lifestyle, the body, mind and soul of a person are not healthy. In such a situation, yoga can benefit one a lot.
Thousands of people suffering from Post COVID diseases benefited from yoga
Under ‘Dilli Ki Yogashala’, more than 17,000 people are benefiting from free yoga classes at 600 locations across Delhi. It has helped about 11,000 people battling post-Covid diseases to recover from various health problems. Online yoga classes were organised under the Yogashala during the Corona period. During that time 4500 infected people in home isolation benefited from this. Out of these, there were 2,000 people who had very serious problems, but these people benefited greatly by taking classes in the Yogashala. The surveys conducted on the project have given great results. As per surveys, most of the patients involved were between 30 and 70 years old. Out of this, 92.3 percent of the patients admitted that the symptoms of corona reduced by doing yoga. Most of the patients admitted that they did not face problems like breathlessness due to yoga during the transition. By doing yoga, most of the patients were cured of corona within 5 to 7 days. Most of the patients admitted that by doing yoga, they got relief from symptoms like cough, cold, body ache, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.
Yoga classes are held daily in more than 600 places in Delhi
The ‘Dilli Ki Yogashala’ program was started by the Delhi government about one and a half years ago. Under this program, the Delhi Government has called upon the people of Delhi to take free yoga training and meditation on a daily basis. The program received a positive response from the people of Delhi and more than 17 thousand people are benefiting from it at more than 600 locations across Delhi. These yoga classes are held daily at around 600 places in different parts of Delhi. These classes are held in open spaces, where anyone can come and learn yoga. There, a well-trained yoga trainer makes people practise yoga and meditation.