Recently, the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of 14 major churches, urged Christians not to participate in World Yoga Day because it believes the system of exercises was related to Hinduism.
Mizoram Governor, Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) morungexpress
The main event of the Second International Yoga Day in Mizoram was held at Assam Rifles Ground in Aizawl where Governor Nirbhay Sharma was the chief guest. Sharma brushed aside the churches’ concerns about yoga being part of Hindu philosophy and said the celebrations would also boost the state’s Healthy Mizoram campaign.
A church in Mizoram mapsofindia
“The argument over Yoga should be sorted out through mutual talks and no one should be compelled to practise Yoga. It should be practised willingly,” he said.
“Alteration of way of life and exercise could make Mizo youth healthier, physically and mentally,” he added.
Meanwhile, 2nd International Day of Yoga observed across the Northeast along with the rest of the globe.