Governor Bandaru Dattatraya paid obeisance at Mata Jwala Ji temple at Kangra on 17th November, 2019.

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Governor inaugurates Himachal Pradesh Police Meet in Dharamshala

SHIMLA -17 November, 2019-While inaugurating the 51th Himachal Pradesh Police Sports and Duty Meet at Police Ground in Dharamshala today, Governor Bandaru Dattatraya stressed upon the police personnel to help in making drug free society so that life and future of young generation could be saved. It was a menace which not only destroyed the life of individual but also the whole family, he added. He lauded the efforts of Police Department working in this direction and added that effective steps should be taken so that strong message should flow among drug peddlers.

He said that police personnel were working hard to maintain law and order and such events not only provide them an opportunity for recreation but also a platform to exhibit their talent and such events help in personality development along with instilling the spirit of discipline and teamwork in them. He said that sports not only make a person physically fit, but also help in inculcating spirit of competition, practice, self-confidence and team spirit. He said that such event could be helpful in releasing mental stress and physical pressure in day-to-day work.

He appreciated the efforts of Police administration for taking initiative in organizing sports meet.

As many as 500 athletes from three zones including Northern, Central and Southern Zones and one central unit will be participating during the three day event. It is for the first time that women police are participating in the sports meet.

Earlier, Shyam Bhagat Negi, ADGP, Law and Order welcomed the Governor and detailed about various events to be organized during the three day Police meet.

Organizing Secretary Santosh Patial, DIG, Northern Range proposed the vote of thanks.

A cultural programme and a small skit on drugs were also performed by the contingents of police on the occasion.

Karma Yashi, Tibetan Finance Minister, Sanjeev Bhatnagar, Divisional Commissioner, Kangra, Rakesh Kumar Prajapati, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, IGs, Vimukt Ranjan, SP Kangra and senior officers of Police Department and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.

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Yoga is a safe medium to connect with nature: Governor

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya said that yoga is the safest means of connecting with the nature by balancing the body and the brain together.

Shri Dattatraya was presiding over Bharat Yoga Award distribution ceremony organized by Haridwar Hospital Yoga Samiti in Palampur sub-division of Kangra district today.

The Governor said, "We need to adopt yoga in our daily lives so that we can contribute to the society and the nation by living a healthy life". He said that performing yoga has positive effects in today's busy and unhealthy routine. He said that today Yoga has gained recognition at international level and June 21 is celebrated as International Day of Yoga.

Shri Dattatraya appreciated the works being done by the Samiti for the differently-abled children and expressed hope that it would continue to carry out more activities in future also and would act as an inspiration for others.

On this occasion, the Governor rewarded the people who did outstanding work in Yoga and other fields. He distributed blankets on behalf of the Samiti to the differently-abled children.

Earlier, the Head of the Samiti, Yoga Guru Ranjit Singh, welcomed the Governor and apprised him about the activities of the Samiti.

Cultural program and Yoga program were also presented on the occasion, in which the performances by differently-abled children attracted everyone.

Senior officers of the District Administration and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion.