Yoga sessions for central govt employees from 1 Dec

Yoga sessions will be organised for central government employees and their dependents by the 'Grih Kalyan Kendra', a welfare society working under the aegis of the Centre.

hidden November 26, 2014 16:41:12 IST
Yoga sessions for central govt employees from 1 Dec

New Delhi: Yoga sessions will be organised for central government employees and their dependents by the 'Grih Kalyan Kendra', a welfare society working under the aegis of the Centre.

The sessions will be organised from 1 December at five centres of the Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) here, a notice issued on Wednesday by the society said.

Yoga sessions for central govt employees from 1 Dec

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The GKK functions under the aegis of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to promote social, economic, cultural and educational activities for the welfare of central government employees and their families.

The yoga sessions will be held between 7-9 AM for six days in a week (Monday to Saturday), the notice said. There are about 31 lakh central government employees. It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known to start his day with yoga, had on 9 November created a separate ministry of 'AYUSH', Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

Earlier, the department was under the Health Ministry. AYUSH is entrusted to provide focused attention to development of education & research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems.

Also in his speech at the United Nations in September, Modi had asked member countries to celebrate 21 June as International Yoga Day.

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