Karnataka govt to celebrate Yoga Day on 21 June across state

NewsBharati    16-Jun-2021
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Bengaluru, June 16: Ahead of the International Yoga Day, the Karnataka government announced that Karnataka would celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 across the state, with the main event in this tech city.
Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan gave this information and said, "The 7th International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 across the state and the main event will be held at Kanteerava indoor stadium in the city where Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, seers of various mutts, and yoga experts will participate."
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Narayan further said that the decision regarding the program was taken during the committee meeting. He added that it was decided that Yoga Day will be celebrated jointly by the departments of Higher Education, Youth Empowerment, and Karnataka State Olympic Association and a maximum number of participants will be limited to 100 people in view of the Covid pandemic.
"In view of the Covid-induced restrictions, only 100 people will be allowed to participate at the main venue and the program will be conducted as per the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry," said Narayan.
"Yoga is proven to be scientific and helps in battling respiratory diseases which have become a cause of concern these days and it provides holistic health by enhancing the fitness of both body and the mind," Narayana added.
State Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports KC Narayan Gowda, state Olympic association chairman Govindaraju, state collegiate education department commissioner P Pradeep, sports department commissioner Gopalakrishnan, and state higher education council vice-chairman Thimme Gowda participated in the preparatory meeting.