129-member committee formed to celebrate International Yoga Day


The government has formed a 129-member main committee headed by Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day in a grand manner.

The first meeting of the committee was held at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Wednesday, deciding to observe the day enthusiastically with the participation of government and social sectors, various organizations and schools.

At the call of the United Nations, June 21 is observed as the International Yoga Day every year since its inception in 2015.

During the meeting, Pokhrel urged one and all to observe the Day as a campaign for practicing yoga and meditation.

Terming Yoga as a ‘Topic of research and study’, he highlighted the importance of its practice in human life to adjust with changes brought by a modern lifestyle. He was of the view of linking Yoga with an education useful to life and health education and implementing it since from school.

Participants of the meeting called for the promotion of Yoga within from the government bodies by bearing in mind its benefits in human’s mental and physical health and spiritual life. They suggested that the Yoga Day should be celebrated for a week. The main committee has formed various subcommittees.

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