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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to go on 10-day leave for Vipassana in Maharashtra

AAP founder and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is an ardent follower of Vipassana, a type of meditation that involves following a strict code of discipline and giving up luxury, gadgets and non-vegetarian food

delhi Updated: Sep 05, 2017 14:33 IST
Vishal Kant
Vishal Kant
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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In August 2016, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had gone to Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamkot to attend a 10-day Vipassana session.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to leave for a Vipassana session in Maharashtra on September 10.

“The chief minister will go to Igatpuri in Maharashtra on September 10 to attend a 10-day Vipassana session at a meditation centre,” a government spokesperson said.

Kejriwal is known to be an ardent practitioner of Vipassana, type of meditation. After a hectic campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and Delhi Assembly polls in 2013, the AAP chief had taken a break for practising Vipassana.

After months of hectic campaigning for elections in Punjab and Goa, Kejriwal had also gone to Bengaluru this year to undergo a naturopathy treatment for high blood sugar.

In August last year too, Kejriwal had gone to Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamkot to attend a 10-day Vipassana session at a meditation centre.

The chief minister this time is headed to Maharashtra. “The location is decided by the centre’s management, depending on the seniority of the practitioner,” an official said.

First Published: Sep 05, 2017 14:20 IST