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Education Ministry Gears up to Celebrate 4th National Yoga Day

Nepalayatimes

Kathmandu – The Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology has decided to observe this year’s (fourth) National Yoga Day by
organising several programmes.

It has agreed to celebrate the Day in the presence of
representatives from organisations conducting Yoga, meditation and other
spiritual classes.

A ministerial-level meeting held under the chair of Minister
for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel took a decision to
this regard.

On the occasion, the Minister informed that the Ministry was
planning to keep records of human resources involved in the Yoga field. All
provinces and districts are also observing the Day this time. The Social
Development Minister at the province and District Coordination Committee at the
district level will arrange the programmes for celebrations.

Besides, the Minister for Federal Affairs and General
Administration will be requested to direct the all 753 local levels to
celebrate the Day as Nepalis are for reviving the practices of Yoga nationwide.

Nepal Maharshi Vedic Foundation chair and former minister of
state for home affairs Deepak Prakash Banskota, ministry secretary Khagaraj
Baral and Dr Chintamani Yogi among others present on the occasion were of the
view of prompting the Yoga practice throughout the year, bearing in mind its
worth value in human life.

Morning rallies, Yoga classes, mediation and interactions
are the parts of the Yoga Day Celebrations.

The Council of Ministers on August 13, 2015 had officially
decided to observe the Magh 1 every year in the Nepali Calendar as the National
Yoga Day and handed the responsibility its coordination to the Ministry of
Education.

There are presently over 600 organisations related to Yoga
in Nepal.

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