RNS: In a bid to foster yoga as a recognized sport in the Bokaro district, Delhi Public School (DPS) Bokaro proudly hosted the first-ever Bokaro District Yogasana Championship this Saturday. The championship was organized in collaboration with the Bokaro District Yogasana Sports Association (BDYSA).
This event marked a significant milestone in promoting yoga as a sport in the Bokaro district.
The opening ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Chief Guest, Indrajeet Singh, a renowned record holder in bench press powerlifting. The event commenced with the welcome of the guests with saplings and was followed by the lighting of the lamp. A small cultural extravaganza added glory to the event.
Singh, in his address, highlighted the importance of yoga in maintaining physical and mental well-being. He shared his experience wherein yoga promoted his well-being, relieving him from acute pain.
The championship witnessed active participation from different schools and clubs across the district. Students from different age groups showcased their skills and flexibility in various Yogasana categories. The competition was divided into six categories, ensuring that participants of all skill levels had the opportunity to compete.
DPS Bokaro bagged the overall championship trophy, while GGPS, Sector-5, secured the runner-up position.
The valedictory ceremony of the championship was equally special, with Jaydeep Sarkar, an International Volleyball Coach, gracing as the Chief Guest. His presence added a diverse perspective, underlining the importance of cross-disciplinary fitness and sportsmanship.
Sarkar congratulated the winners, emphasizing the values of discipline and dedication in sports.
Dr. A. S. Gangwar, Principal, DPS Bokaro- cum- President, BDYSA shared that the championship serves as a testament to the growing interest in yoga as a sport in the Bokaro district and is expected to inspire more students to embrace this healthy and holistic practice in their daily lives.
“We look forward to the continued success and growth of Yogasana as a sport in the region,” he added.