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Dehradun to host main event on yoga day, Modi to attend

The state capital of Uttarakhand will be the venue for this year’s national programme on the International Yoga Day on June 21 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending it

dehradun Updated: May 28, 2018 22:01 IST
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The prime minister will participate in the national programmes to be organised in Dehradun to mark the Yoga Day which is a matter of immense pride for Uttarakhand, says chief minister Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The prime minister will participate in the national programmes to be organised in Dehradun to mark the Yoga Day which is a matter of immense pride for Uttarakhand, says chief minister Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT File Photo)

The state capital of Uttarakhand will be the venue for this year’s national programme on the International Yoga Day on June 21 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending it.

Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh was informed about it through a letter by Ayush Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha.

Dehradun will be the venue for this year’s national programme on the International Yoga Day, an official release here said.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here on Sunday that the prime minister will attend the International Yoga Day celebrations here on June 21.

“The prime minister has special feelings for Uttarakhand and he is coming to Dehradun on the International Yoga Day,” Rawat had said, adding that the venue for the programme would be close to the Forest Research Institute.

In an official statement, the chief minister said: “The prime minister will participate in the national programmes to be organised in Dehradun to mark the Yoga Day which is a matter of immense pride for Uttarakhand.”

“It is matter of pride for the hill state because it is famous as the place where the art and science of yoga found birth,” he said.