Come Yoga Day, Modi to lead min­is­ters in show­ing off skills

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page - Moushumi Das Gupta moushumi.gupta@hindustantimes.com

Modi govern­ment is not leav­ing any­thing to chance to en­sure the suc­cess of the third In­ter­na­tional Yoga Day cel­e­bra­tions on June 21.

The Cen­tre will send its en­tire coun­cil of min­is­ters to var­i­ous parts of the coun­try to lead the yoga day cel­e­bra­tions. A sched­ule drawn up by the party also man­dated the chief min­is­ters of all NDA-ruled states to par­tic­i­pate in yoga events held in their ju­ris­dic­tions.

While Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will show off his yoga skills with Ut­tar Pradesh chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath in Luc­know, home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh and road trans­port min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari will head the events at Hi­machal’s Su­jan­pur Tira and Maharashtra’s Nag­pur re­spec­tively. Hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar will pre­side over the Ma­nipur leg even as rail­way min­is­ter Suresh Prabhu takes the helm at Mum­bai. The na­tional cap­i­tal, for its part, will wit­ness the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Union ur­ban de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter M Venka­iah Naidu and ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj at its yoga day event.

It has be­come a trend for min­is­ters to fan out across the coun­try on such mis­sions ever since the NDA govern­ment came to power in 2014.

Soon af­ter the Yoga Day cel­e­bra­tions are done, the en­tire coun­cil of min­is­ters will again tour var­i­ous parts of the coun­try to mark the 42nd an­niver­sary of the Indira Gandhi-de­clared Emer­gency.

Naren­dra Modi

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