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Yoga Extravaganza

International Yoga day is getting much needed importance and this time Chandigarh is gearing up for the big event. As many as 57 Union Ministers will fan out across the country will participate in the second International Yoga Day programmes, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi participating in a performance in Chandigarh. The Ministers will lead various government sponsored programmes, 10 of them in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Last year June 21 was declared the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2014. Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga. The first International Yoga Day was observed across the world on June 21 last year with Mr. Modi performing yoga along with 36,000 people at the historic Rajpath in Delhi. Ten Ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Maneka Gandhi, have been lined up for Uttar Pradesh to lead these programmes. The series of programmes this year include mass yoga events, workshops and seminars. All the people in India and abroad are waiting for the big event.  It will be a Yoga extravaganza this time.

Subbu Jayant

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