30 Nov, 2014 6:57p.m.

Yoga sessions by Grih Kalyan Kendra from December 1

Yoga sessions will be organised for central government employees and their dependents by the 'Grih Kalyan Kendra'. Grih Kalyan Kendra is a welfare Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and functions under the aegis of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. 

The sessions will start from 1 December at five centres of the Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) here, a notice issued on Wednesday by the society said.

The yoga sessions will be held between 7-9 AM for six days in a week (Monday to Saturday), the notice said. There are about 31 lakh central government employees. It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known to start his day with yoga, had on 9 November created a separate ministry of 'AYUSH', Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

Earlier, the department was under the Health Ministry. AYUSH is entrusted to provide focused attention to development of education & research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems.

Also in his speech at the United Nations in September, Modi had asked member countries to celebrate 21 June as International Yoga Day.

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