June 21 is celebrated as International day for Yoga every year ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address brought forth the special significance of this day in many parts of the world (Northern hemisphere).On the occasion, Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that in line with the International community, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) also celebrate International Yoga Day every year amongst member exporters of the Council. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year, the event was celebrated by EPCH simultaneously in Delhi and Moradabad. In Delhi, it was held at Panch Shila Club, New Delhi with around 200 exporters and their families, and in Moradabad at Golden Gate Public School. The objective of the program was to recognise Yoga as a holistic approach to health and well-being and raise awareness on the benefits of practicing yoga amongst the participants. Shibani Kashyap, Bollywood singer, performer, and music director was the Chief Guest at the event. Qualified yoga guru Om Verma performed the yoga exercises and Auruna Sinha, a lifestyle consultant presided over the function. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, RK Passi, Chairman-EPCH were also present on the occasion. During the one-hour session, various breathing exercises and other Yoga Asanas were performed and their benefits were explained to the participants. A Naturopathy expert was also present on the occasion, who explained the benefit of eating healthy and eating right. Best Yoga performers awards were given on the occasion in various categories which included best yogic body, best flexible body, best yoga pose, best youngest yogi boy, best youngest yogi girl, and best elderly yogi.