Amritsar: Joining the International Yoga Day celebrations, various clubs, independent groups and social outfits held camps in Pakistan on Tuesday to spread the health benefits of the old system of physical, mental and spiritual healing that was practised in ancient India.A mechanical engineer-turned-yoga guru Mohammad Wajahat Ali Khan Afridi alas Yogi Wajahat, who led the yoga camp at Dar-ul-Sukun, an old age home in Karachi, on Tuesday, said, “Yoga is now being readily accepted in the Pakistani society. It was a wonderful day to do yoga with elderly and some differently-abled persons.”
The president of Pakistan Hindu Sewa Welfare Trust Sanjesh Dhanja informed that thousands of people in Karachi participated in the yoga camps held to mark the day. He said thousands of people did yoga in various clubs and societies on Tuesday.Wajahat said not only yoga clubs, but various individuals and committees of residential colonies held camps in the parks and by the seaside.
Yogi Baqer, who led a yoga camp at Safa Mall in Islamabad, informed that men and women from all age groups volunteered for yoga. “It was like a festival and everyone enjoyed and promised to themselves to make yoga a way of life given its immense mental and physical benefits,” he said.
Yogi Sumaira, who also conducted a camp in Pakistan, said various executives and professionals attended her event and showed keen interest in the benefits of yoga.
Source: Karachi too twists and turns on IYD – Times of India