Central Railway observed International Yoga Day on Sunday. Staff, RPF personnel and guests attended the event at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) auditorium. It included a demonstration and a documentary film screening on yoga and its benefits, but there was no yoga session for the attendees.
General Manager Sunil Kumar Sood inaugurated the yoga workshop in Mumbai and distributed a booklet called ‘Ayush’ to senior officers.
Attendees were disappointed by the fact that no yoga session was conducted. “I came early this morning, prepared to do yoga, but it was a waste of time to attend the workshop. It started sharp at 9 am under the guidance of a Kaivalyadham instructor, but only a few were asked to participate on the stage,” said the personal assistant of a senior officer.
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Sood said, “I was present in the yoga programme and even I was surprised that all those who attended the function could not participate.”
One official said he had even brought his mat to the CST function, expecting it to be the biggest of Central Railway’s yoga events.
“I was disappointed to see slides only. I had prepared my juniors for participation in the Yoga Day event,” said a senior RPF officer. He added that only a few, who had participated in earlier practice sessions, were selected to perform. CR also carried out workshops at different training institutes in Pune, Nagpur ,Solapur, Bhusaval and Mumbai, said officials.