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Participation in yoga day events not compulsory: Shripad Yesso Naik

Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Ayush, said, “It is yoga and has nothing to do with religion.

By: Express News Service | Amitabh Sinha & Ravish Tiwari New Delhi, New Delhi |
June 9, 2015 2:41:57 am

As Muslim organisations stepped up opposition to compulsory yoga classes in schools, government on Monday said participation in the events to be held on June 21 – marked as International Day of Yoga – is not mandatory.

Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Ayush, said, “It is yoga and has nothing to do with religion.

We have not made anything mandatory… We request everyone… It is an opportunity for everyone in the country to showcase before the world our ancient legacy. This initiative has nothing to do with any party. This will help us bring pride to the country”.

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First published on: 09-06-2015 at 02:41:57 am
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