Over one lakh programmes on International Yoga day: Jitendra Singh

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New Delhi | Published: June 19, 2016 11:01:14 PM

Over one lakh events have been planned in the country on second International Yoga Day to be celebrated on Tuesday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

Jitendra Singh said, International Yoga Day is not only an occasion for all of us to remind ourselves of the need for the well being of mind and body, but also to celebrate the world's acknowledgement of the time-tested Indian tradition. Jitendra Singh said, International Yoga Day is not only an occasion for all of us to remind ourselves of the need for the well being of mind and body, but also to celebrate the world’s acknowledgement of the time-tested Indian tradition.

Over one lakh events have been planned in the country on second International Yoga Day to be celebrated on Tuesday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) will, in collaboration with over a dozen noted social organisations, hold 1,00,260 yoga programmes at different centres across the country, he said.

Of these, 10 regional-level mega events will be hosted in Varanasi, Imphal, Jammu, Vadodara, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar, Shimla and Hoshiarpur, said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office.

The main programme will be held at Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said yoga day programmes will also be organised in 391 Universities, 16,000 colleges and 12,000 schools across the country.

Various entities including NCC (National Cadet Corps), NSS (National Service Scheme), Patanjali, Art of Living, Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan, Brahma Kumaris will participate in the events.

Jitendra Singh said, International Yoga Day is not only an occasion for all of us to remind ourselves of the need for the well being of mind and body, but also to celebrate the world’s acknowledgement of the time-tested Indian tradition.

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