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India's first yoga varsity in Hardwar

Patanjali Yoga Peeth will be set up by yoga guru Swami Ramdev.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 13:13 IST

The first Yoga University of the country, Patanjali Yoga Peeth, is to be set up by yoga guru Swami Ramdev at Bahadrabad on the Hardwar-Delhi national highway, nearly 15 km from Hardwar. Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhavat is scheduled to inaugurate the university in the presence of Uttaranchal Chief Minister N D Tiwari. More than 10 Chief Ministers and an array of other dignataries will be present on the occasion.

The three day long inaugural function will open tomorrow.

Governor Sudershan Aggarwal, several Union Ministers including Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, Chief Ministers Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Capt. Amarinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Narendra Modi, Arjun Munda, Sheila Dikshit and Raman Singh are expected besides the chiefs of many leading national and multinational companies, prominent saints and celebrities from the Bollywood.

Acharya Bal Kishan, the general secretary of the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust & Patanjali Yoga Peeth Trust said that the Patanjali Yoga Peeth would be among the biggest centre of yoga, research in ayurveda and the treatment by indigenous methods in the world. It will have state of the art library, research laboratories and facilities for treatment of 5,000 patients per day.

The Rs 250 crore project, will be a rare confluence of yoga for mental peace, ayurveda for physical health and spirituality to develop 'sanskars' (human values) based on our ancient Indian cultural traditions, he aaded.