Virat Hindustan Sangam – West Bengal organised an event ‘Yoga for Health’ on the International Yoga Day, 21st June 2017 in Kolkata. A yoga workshop was conducted by Shri Malay Ray – Mr India (8 times) and Arjuna Award recipient. Malay Ray is the son of renowned body-builder-cum-yoga master, Shri Manotosh Ray, who was the first Asian to win Mr. Universe award. Other guests included Advocate Lokenath Chatterjee (Hon’ble Kolkata High Court), Kazi Masum Akhtar – writer, columnist, educationist, and Shri Subhash Bhattacharya- Special Advisor, RSS (Sanskar Bharti).
The programme got a new dimension as a live pastel-sketch on the programme was done by the eminent artist, Subrata Dey.
School children, senior citizens, members of Virat Hindustan Sangam and Mathur Vaishya Parishad participated in the programme. Several Muslim youths also enthusiastically participated in the yoga workshop.
At the end of the yoga workshop, Indian cow milk was distributed, along with cow-milk-made sweets, fruits, and biscuits.
As per the organisers, the State Heads of VHS Bengal- Smt Sumita Basu and Shri Indranil Banerjee – the workshop and cow-milk distribution aimed to convey a positive message to the people of Bengal. When the present ruling government is trying to instigate unrest among a radical section of a particular community, by promoting consumption of beef and hurting Hindu sentiments, a large section of that particular community, who proudly call themselves ‘progressive Muslims’ are strictly against such action. According to Kazi Masum Akhtar, each human being should practice yoga to become a better person in every respect. They drank cow milk and supported gau-raksha (cow-protection) cause to save the culture of the nation.
This yoga workshop and Indian cow-milk consumption by people from all religions proved that the ruling TMC government is trying to create unrest among the people of Bengal with her ‘Divide and Rule’ policy just to satisfy her vested interest. Sumita Basu and Indranil Banerjee mentioned that Dr Subramanian Swamy, the National President of VHS has started working with his legal Eagle team in Bengal and will certainly act against the shameful decision of the Mamata Banerjee government on appointment of Farhad Hakim in Tarakeshwar Temple Board.