Yoga Day celebrations only a ‘photo op’, says Congress

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New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday sought to take a glaze out of a Modi government’s skeleton to observe a initial International Yoga Day on 21 Jun with grandiose, alleging that it was usually a “photo op”.

To expostulate home a point, Congress orator Abhishek Singhvi pronounced after a new supervision took over, a Ayush Ministry as good as several yoga institutions underneath it have spent usually a diminutive volume allocated to them.

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The account utilization during Moraraji Desai National Institute of Yoga was usually 4 percent while it was 30 percent in a Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, he said.

“Fund utilization by Ayush Ministry is a lowest – a gloomy 43 percent, indicating that a Prime Minister’s pretension on pulling yoga globally is usually a uncover off,” Singhvi said, parrying questions on either Congress boss Sonia Gandhi and clamp boss Rahul Gandhi will be participating in a celebrations.

Singhvi said, “The whole pretension on yoga is usually a print op and eventuality supervision practice by a government… This is clear from a fact that Rs 318 crore have been allocated for AYUSH graduation in 2015-16 opposite a spending of Rs 66.52 crore in 2014-15.”

He pronounced this spending on graduation alone is homogeneous to a spending on Central Plan Outlay in a revised estimates for a Ministry for 2014-15.

According to reports, to safeguard a successful Yoga Day celebrations, a supervision has extended invitations to Sonia, Rahul and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The executive supervision has extended invitations to all Members of Parliament as well. All Union Cabinet ministers are also approaching to be benefaction on a occasion.

India will lead a universe to symbol International Yoga Day on 21 Jun and a mega eventuality has been designed in that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present.

The UN General Assembly had in Dec final year adopted an India-led resolution, upheld by over 175 UN member-states, dogmatic Jun 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’, recognising that “Yoga provides a holistic proceed to health and well-being”.

PTI

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