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Preparations on for International yoga day celebrations, CS holds meeting

Dehradun: After Delhi, Chandigarh and Lucknow, Dehradun has been selected as the venue for national function of International Yoga Day. Preparations for the function to be held at from 6 am to 8 am on June 21 has started. Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh held a meeting in this regard at secretariat.

The representatives of Patanjali Yogapeeth, Dev Sanskriti University, Art of Living, Parmarath Niketan, Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Lions Club, Ayurveda University, Institute of Water Conservation, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Wildlife Institute, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Ordnance Factory, Sanskrit University, Brahmakumaris, NIVH, BSNL, Army, ITBP and other organisations were invited to participate in the meeting.

Chief Secretary said that the function is being held to make people aware about yoga. He said that more and more people should participate to make the programme a success. He appealed that all the institutes should send their yoga instructors for 15 days free Yoga training. The institutes and organisations should appoint nodal officers for the event.

Secretary Ayush R.K. Sudhanshu informed that Ayush ministry of the union government and Ayush department of Uttarakhand government are jointly organizing the event. He said that any suggestions regarding the programme can be sent on email- ID-ayushgram88@gmail.com. The online and offline registration for the event will start from Saturday. Arrangements have been made to provide 15 days free Yoga training at many places at Haridwar and Dehradun.

Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary Ayush, Union government, Additional Secretary Vasu Reddy, vice-chancellor and registrars of universities and heads of various institutes were present in the meeting.

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