The first Muslim Yoga Sadhna camp in the world began at Kotdwar on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also announced that Kotdwar would be renamed Kanvanagari Kotdwar.
Rawat inaugurated the five-day Yoga camp for Muslims at the Kotdwar Vedic Ashram Gurukul Mahavidyalay on the occasion of the institution’s golden jubilee. More than 500 Muslim women and men from across India and abroad are participating in the event, said officials.
Addressing the gathering, he announced that Kotdwar will be renamed Kanvanagari Kotdwar. He went on to state that Yoga helps raise the practitioner’s mind to such a level that he or she moves towards global welfare. “It is written in the scriptures that every plant has some medicinal property, every human has some quality and that every syllable has the potential of a mantra. We need to identify the medicinal properties in plants. Thee days, there is demand for Yoga teachers in institutions related to health and medicine. Yoga is the result of long penance by our saints and ascetics. India can do the task of keeping all free of disease. Due to the Prime Minister’s efforts, June 21 is now observed as International Yoga Day and the whole world is now adopting this ancient science. Yoga is separate from religion and worship, it is a means to keep all free of disease and unite all,” said the CM.
Rawat further said that the Government of India had included Kanvashram in Kotdwar among iconic destinations in India. This will facilitate local development and encourage tourism activities. The State government is also eager to facilitate development in Kanvashram, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, the State’s AYUSH Minister Harak Singh Rawat said that this Yoga camp for Muslims will send a positive message across the world. Stating that it is wrong to link Yoga with religion, he said that it opens the way for global welfare and unifies all.
Indresh Kumar, Gurukul Mahavidyalay founder, Vishwapal Jayant, and others were also present on the occasion.
Thursday, 21 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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