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UGC directs Universities to organise Yoga demonstrations on International Day of Yoga

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The (UGC) has directed Universities across the country to organise Mass demonstrations on the International Day on June 21.

In a letter to Vice-Chancellors of all Universities, UGC Secretary, Prof. states, "This is in continuation of my earlier letter dated March 20, 2019, regarding the celebration of International Day of (IDY), 2019 which is to be celebrated on June 21. It is believed that your esteemed university would have planned events/activities for the successful observance of the International Day of Yoga."

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry through its letter dated March 7, 2019, has forwarded the Common 2019 received from the Ministry of AYUSH, which is available for the reference of universities," the letter added.

The letter further states, "The Central event of IDY, as in the previous years, shall be the Mass Yoga Demonstration based on Common (CYP). The objective of this exercise is to make all participants aware of the immense rewards that the pursuit of yoga can bring to an individual, and inspire them to continue the practice of Yoga beyond the Yoga Day."

"You are therefore requested to organize a Mass Yoga Demonstration based on VYP on June 21 from 7 am to 8 am with the participation of staff, and students," the letter added.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 16:29 IST
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