Goan Reporter News: Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant inaugurates “TAPOLOKA” YOG KSHETRA


Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant unveiled the “TAPOLOKA” YOG KSHETRA (Yog Realm) Promenade from Pedestrian Arch Bridge near ESG to Children Park today, under the project of restoration and protection of the Mandovi River coastline from Miramar Beach to the Youth Hostel and Kala Academy to the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Panaji. The project, spearheaded by Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited and implemented by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.

The inauguration ceremony took place on the auspicious occasion of International Day of Yoga, highlighting the project’s first phase dedicated to yoga, which emphasizes well-being, education, and the practice of yoga for individuals and communities at large. Speaking at the event, CM Dr. Pramod Sawant expressed his vision of Goa being recognized as “Yog Bhumi” in the future, emphasised the State’s commitment to promoting the ancient discipline. While part 1 of the project has been unveiled today, the full completion of the initiative is still underway. The Chief Minister informed that the completed project will be inaugurated in a grand manner in the near future. The Government of Goa will extend its support to showcase and promote the project, with the aim of boosting the tourism sector in the region.

The Tapoloka Yog Kshetra features, Sinha Dwar (Lion gate), Yog Setu (Bridge), Yog Stambh (Pillar), Yog Dalan, Yog Mandal, Yog Path, Pranayam Kshetra, Astang Yog Kshetra, and the statue of “Gomantbhumi Janak Parshuram.” The Astang Yog Kshetra is yet to be completed. The total cost of this ambitious project amounts to Rs 33,68,06,755.

Shri Atanasio Monserrate, Minister for Revenue, Labour and Waste Management, MLA Panaji Constituency; Shri Sadanand Shet Tanavade, Chairman of EDC ; Shri Rohit Monserrate, Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji; Shri Puneet Kumar Goel, IAS, Chief Secretary and Chairman of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited and Harish Adconkar, Managing Director of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. Students from the Jyotirmay Yoga and Gymnastics Academy and the Shiv Sanskruti Pratishthan Dholtasha Pathak, Usgaon, also performed at the function.