73-year-old woman dies during International Yoga Day event in Dehradun

In an unfortunate incident, a 73-year-old woman passed away in Dehradun during Yoga day event. The deceased, identified as Sudha Mishra completely fell unconscious at the venue and was rushed to the nearby hospital with help of ambulance but unfortunately, she drew her last breath during the treatment.

The Superintendent of Police Pradeep Rai informed ANI, “Medical camps and ambulances were already at the site. The Police immediately took her to the hospital where she died during treatment. Only doctor can ascertain the reason behind her death.”

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The incident was reported from Forest Research Institute, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 50,000 volunters marked their presence to celebrate the fourth edition of International Yoga Day at Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute.

Yoga-related events were also organised all over the world to grace the event. Around 80 lakh people across the world celebrated Yoga day.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted the virtual importance of Yoga in India. In 2014, PM Modi suggested United Nations to celebrate ‘June 21’ as the International Yoga Day as it is the summer solistice, which is the the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.

It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being . Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Narendra Modi’s speech at UN General Assembly, September 2014.

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