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With Khattar’s visit, curtains come down on 3-day yoga camp in Panchkula

punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2016 13:57 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Yoga guru Ramdev and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during a yoga camp in Panchkula on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

At the concluding day of yoga training camp at Sector 5 Parade Ground, Panchkula, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made a presence to motivate the crowd.

The CM said the three-day training programme would help people to adopt yoga as a way of life. Describing the International Yoga Day as historical, he said that more than 5,000 year old yoga heritage of India would reach worldwide on June 21. He also lauded the efforts of Patanjali Yogpeeth and member, yoga special committee in union ministry of Ayush, Jayadeep Arya for promoting yoga in Haryana.

On the occasion, yoga guru Ramdev said that yoga was limited to a special category of people in ancient times, but now it has become popular with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Everybody should spare an hour daily for yoga. With the concept of vedic and modern education, Acharyakulum would be set up in each district in Haryana,” said Ramdev. He also lauded the CM for practicing yoga.

Baba Ramdev announced that yoga schools would be opened in all districts of the state. “About 6,500 villages will have yoga schools with yoga experts who will teach students and Panchkula will also have one.”

The CM also announced Rs 5000 as award money for each student participants of Acharyakulum and gave away certificates of appreciation to students of Gurukul, Ghaseda. He honoured trainers of Patanjli by presenting them with shawls.

CM TAKES A DIG AT OPPOSITION

When his attention was drawn towards the allegations leveled by the opposition parties on the issue of ‘rigged’ election to Rajya Sabha, Haryana CM said as the candidate supported by the opposition had lost the election, they were leveling allegations true to the proverb of ‘Khisyani Billi Khamba Noche’ (show anger after getting embarrassed). “One should learn to accept defeat,” said the chief minister, adding that they should themselves find the reason, if any, for their defeat in the election.

‘MAKING EFFORTS TO RESOLVE JAT ISSUE’

In reply to another question regarding the agitation by Jats for reservation, he said the issue could be sorted out through mutual dialogue. He said that administrative officers initiated a dialogue with the agitators and it is appreciable that they are prepared for talks. Earlier, a meeting with their leaders was fixed for June 15, but now it would be held on June 17 on a request made by them.

He said that with regard to reservation, an Act was enacted. Though the issue is with the high court, efforts were being made to get the stay vacated, said Khattar, adding that the state government was vigorously defending the case in the court.

He said that even the government had offered the organisations involved in the agitation that if they intended to hire their lawyer for pleading the case in the court, the state government was ready to pay the fee.

He reiterated that the state government is making best efforts with honesty to resolve the issue.