From yoga sessions on the premises of Sukhna Lake to those at various institutes, parks and greenbelts, International Yoga Day was marked by a host of events across the Tricity.
At the lake, instructors guided a large number of people in performing asanas. The Garden of Silence, which is at the regulator end of the lake, was a hub of activities.
A city resident, Amrik Singh, who had come with his wife to perform yoga at the lake on Sunday, said he enjoyed the session and got to know the importance of some of the breathing exercises and asanas.
Vijay Kumar Dev, Adviser to the Administrator, said that the Administration would institutionalise yoga in the city. “These days we see children wasting hours before laptops and mobile phones. Yoga helps us to usher in inner well-being and peace,” he said.
At the educational institutes across the city, students and staff members performed yoga, for which practice was on for the past few days. Meanwhile, some doctors at PGI opined that there should be a dedicated hall in PGI where patients can be trained to perform yoga depending on their health problems.
The Chandigarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party held an event to mark the day in the evening.
Party president Sanjay Tandon said yoga helps in keeping away stress of everyday life.
Panchkula and Mohali also witnessed a number of events. The main function in Panchkula was held at the HUDA Parade Ground in Sector 5. In Mohali, the sports stadium in Sector 78 was the centre of activity.