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