Scores of Muslims to join PM in Lucknow's mega yoga event

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at Abdul Kalam Technical University in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh

In an attempt to make the International Yoga Day programme in Lucknow a success, various organisations, NGOs and Yoga gurus have held camps and practice sessions. The 80-minute event is scheduled to begin at around 6.30 AM, for which the state government has sent invites to leaders of various political parties, including former chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav (Samajwadi Party) and Mayawati (Bahujan Samaj Party). City Police will also provide tight security to prevent any untoward incidents.

Officials said such events were held in Pakistan, Paris and London.

DCP N. Rudramuni, Department of Food and Civil Supplies Senior Deputy Director Dr. K. Rameshwarappa and other officials were present. Yoga is your natural state. "This will be our way of protest against the governments attitude towards the farmers".

India faces a shortage of three lakh yoga instructors against the requirement of over five lakh yoga practitioners, says a study by industry chamber Assocham.

"SP National President Akhilesh Yadav has asked all the district presidents and party office bearers to undertake cycle yatras on IYD", SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.

Earlier during a visit by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to the Lucknow University on June 7, a number of students had blocked his cavalcade, raised slogans and waved black flags.

Mishra said a sustainable Yoga atmosphere should be created throughout the year by organising Yoga activities even after the International Day of Yoga is over.

He said: "It is with the intention for yoga to be promoted as a holistic concept or approach for the well being of human beings that a resolution was adopted with the support of 177 countries of the 194 countries at the United Nations". Here we have rounded up some of events taking place so everyone can take a moment of calm and peace thanks to yoga.

The DST also runs a programme called 'Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)' under which research is being carried out by top institutes to scientifically validate the benefits of doing yoga.

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