Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Branding yoga as “detrimental to Christian belief and not in line with Mizo culture”, Mizoram’s largest civil organisation, the Young Mizo Association (YMA), has refused to take part in the International Yoga Day celebration to be held at Assam Rifles Ground in Aizawl on Wednesday.
A statement issued by the central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) said that it will not participate in the rebraned ‘Healthy Mizoram Campaign’ to be observed on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.
“The central executive committee (CEC) meeting held on Monday decided that the YMA central committee will not attend the campaign to be held at the Assam Rifles ground here on Wednesday,” the statement added.
The YMA central committee also said that yoga is “not compatible with Mizos and Christian belief”.
It has cautioned people while asking them to refrain from attending any event related to yoga.