New Delhi: With International Yoga Day coming up on 21 June, the Delhi high court has kicked off a series of yoga classes within its premises for judges and office staff.

Acting chief justice Gita Mittal inaugurated the classes in the presence of justices P S Teji and C Hari Shankar on 9 June. They also joined the staff and officers in the yoga class conducted by an expert.

The idea for the classes, according to people aware of the development , came from the acting chief justice who is of the view that yoga would be instrumental in relieving the stress under which judicial officers and staff are working.

The classes would be held till 21 June, post lunch, inside the extension block of the high court complex as very few judges would be holding court due to the ongoing vacation.