Yoga to be a part of final Easter celebrations of Obama administration in White House

A "Yoga Garden" is one of the 10 different zones that has been created for the event for which some 35,000 tickets have been issued.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: March 26, 2016 7:35 am
Yoga white house, Yoga Obama, easter, easter celebrations white house New Delhi: Participants of the International Yoga Day during the full dress rehearsal for the event at Rajpath (photo for representational purpose). (Source: PTI)

Professional Yoga instructors will have sessions with thousands of Americans who are expected to throng the sprawling White House lawns in Washington on Monday for Easter Egg celebrations, the final Easter for Obama Administration.

A “Yoga Garden” is one of the 10 different zones that has been created for the event for which some 35,000 tickets have been issued for the people to come and enjoy the festivities.

On Friday the White House announced the full programme, activities, and talent line-up for the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 138th year and the largest annual public event at the White House.

In honour of the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate.”

The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

In support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run, where Michelle Obama will join 250 children on a short run to promote active and healthy lifestyles for kids.

This year’s special guest is Tony Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Idina Menzel.

Menzel will sing the National Anthem as well as perform on the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage.

In the Eggtivity Zone, the President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition as well as players and coaches from professional sports teams will teach kids how to play sports.

First Lady Michelle Obama has chosen the winning artwork from this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll Design Contest.

Elementary and middle school students from 19 states and two foreign countries have submitted artwork related to this year’s “Let’s Celebrate” theme.

Posters will be handed out as a prize to children who win the Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt.

The eggs first became part of the tradition in 1981 when President and Mrs Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of actors, actresses, famous politicians and athletes.

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  1. S
    Mar 26, 2016 at 2:46 am
    In my view, we all should encourage such yoga and world cultural festival programmes in North America, Europe , East Asia , Australasia as it is the only way we can save ancient Indian languages, philosophy, science and arts for future generations and posteriety. Achieving this is impossible in Indian academia with its current 'lal-am', 'islamist', and 'tribalist' regimes erting that everything was horribly ('brahminical' ?) wrong in Ancient India and civilization actually came to India with bin Qasim in AD712 ...
    1. T
      Mar 26, 2016 at 4:36 am
      Even before any such event has taken place in the National Mall, a photo shopped image has been distributed by chief photo shopper Modi to the press! Funny Modi.
      1. Y
        Mar 26, 2016 at 11:49 am
        It is projected as if 35000 tickets have been sold for Yoga event which is not correct. Total tickets for the Easter event is 35000. Indo-Brahmin criminalism has no nadir. Stoop.....stoop and stoop.
        1. I
          Mar 26, 2016 at 4:34 am
          Sirius has been practicing yoga since birth. Note. So he prescribes to the world, so that he can claim ownership to the invention of yoga. Bldy Brahmin!!!
          1. G
            Mar 26, 2016 at 4:39 am
            Proud to belong to Brahminism who invented inter planetary space crafts and also invented Yoga.
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