International Yoga Festival begins in Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Yoga Festival in Rishikesh

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivandrum Singh Rawat inaugurated the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh on thursday and appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts for the growing popularity of yoga in foreign countries.

Chief Minister Trivandrum Singh Rawat Inaugurated

After inaugurating the festival which organized jointly Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and Forest Department, Chief Minister Rawat said that Maharishi Patanjali is known the father of yoga who promoted to Yog in the whole world by the Yoga sutra texts. He said, 'Special emphasis is being given on yoga throughout the world today. International Yoga Day celebrated on 21st June every year with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is giving message of peace to the world through yoga. India has envisaged a healthy world through yoga. ' The Chief Minister said that yoga is the best way to stay free and healthy and Yoga shows the path to peace, happiness and spirituality.

Prevent the trend of Violence

He said that Yoga can do the work of carrying out the trend of violence towards the path of non-violence. Rawat said that demand for yoga and Sanskrit at the global level is increasing rapidly. In the form of Sanskrit language and in the form of Yoga Karma, it is helpful in carrying the path of non-violence to prevent the trend of violence. The Chief Minister said that it is important to understand the basic elements of Sanskrit and there is a need to encourage Sanskrit in the yoga festivals.

Describing Rishikesh, the Chief Minister said that due to yoga, it has different identity in the world. Tourism Minister, Satpal Maharaj said India giving the knowledge of yoga and spirituality to the world and the yoga world is working on the path of peace. India has made its distinctive identity by giving yoga to the world. Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat said that for thousands of years the Rishis took yoga practice in the foothills of the Himalayas. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev have worked to spread yoga in the whole world. Yoga Festival that is going on throughout a week, 600 yoga seekers from across the country and abroad are participating.

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