THANJAVUR: Students performed yoga at various places in Thanjavur town to mark the World Yoga Day on Friday.
At South Zone Cultural centre, 1000 students performed yoga postures along with A. Annadurai, Thanjavur district collector and M. Balasubramoniam, director, South Zone Cultural Centre.
The collector said yoga helped in ensuring a sound mind in a sound body and attain peace. Yoga is necessary for world peace.
At Tamil University, World Yoga Day was celebrated by Philosophy department. Hundreds of students performed yoga postures. G. Balasubramanian, Vice-chancellor said that yoga helped in regulating breathing which is necessary for a long life.
Tamil Nadu Government has given Rs Ten lakh for Tamil University for teaching yoga. A yoga centre has been created and yoga is taught to students and people. An auditorium in which 200 people can perform yoga will be constructed in Tamil University campus he said.
Trainers from Arivu Thirukoil, Azhiyar taught yoga postures to students. S. Muthukumar, Registrar of Tamil University participated....