Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah and yoga guru Ramdev performed yoga at a function organised on the occasion of the International Yoga Day in Faridabad on Tuesday.
Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar were present at the national function held in Chandigarh attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Haryana health minister Anil Vij, state BJP president Subhash Barala, Kalka MLA Latika Sharma were also present at the function held at the Capitol Complex.
Besides, various Union ministers and state ministers participated in yoga events in different districts of Haryana.
A large number of people performed yoga together at a district-level function organised in Faridabad in which Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar participated. The programme was conducted under the supervision of yoga guru Ramdev.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP chief Shah said the enthusiasm shown by the people towards yoga indicated the success of the campaign to promote this ancient practice to stay fit and healthy.
He said that through the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people in 170 countries had adopted yoga as a part of their lives and the Yoga day was being celebrated in 193 countries. Shah also released the book titled ‘Yog Vishwakosh’ penned by Baba Ramdev.
Haryana state in-charge of BJP Anil Jain said that with the efforts of Baba Ramdev, people across the country had become keen to adopt the indigenous practices.
Several MLAs and experts from Patanjali Yogpeeth also participated in the event.
Elsewhere in the state, several ministers and chief parliamentary secretaries (CPSes) participated in the events organised in different districts of the state.
A large number of prisoners and jail department staff as well as senior police officials, including director general, prisons, Yash Pal Singal also participated in an event held at the Central jail, Ambala.
The various district administrations on Tuesday celebrated the International Yoga Day as almost all officials from the district administrations, school children and general public participated in functions held in the morning on this occasion.
However, people faced inconvenience at various government offices as the officials reached late. While the government had announced two-hour short leave for the employees participating in the Yoga day function from 6am to 8am, the people, who visited to the mini-secretariat in Karnal, had to wait for several hours.