Global Yoga fest at Rishikesh from tomorrow
New Delhi: Rishikesh is all set to host the International Yog Festival to be held from March 1 to March 8 in Ganga resort of the Himalayan State. The global festival is being organised by Uttarakhand Tourism Board (UTB) in association with Department of Forest and GMVN, where yoga enthusiasts from around the world will visit the Yoga Capital of the World Rishikesh to experience the divine art of uniting mind, body and soul.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh, Minister of Tourism Satpal Maharaj and Dr Harak Singh Rawat, Minister of Environment will jointly inaugurate the 8-day long life transforming event, which will see the presence of world renowned teachers of yoga and meditation, enlightened spiritual leaders, evolutionary thought leaders and wellness specialists.
Various yoga affiliated personalities like Dr Bharat Bhushan, Acharya Prastishtha, Dr Chinmay Pandya, Pranav Pandya, Geetha Shankar and Arul Perumal and the person who has spread Yog among masses at grassroots level, Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev will grace the occasion.
This edition of Yoga festival is unique in its own ways as it celebrates the golden jubilee year of the 'The Beatles' visit to Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. In February 1968, this legendary rock band came to Rishikesh to learn transcendental meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram, locally known as Chaurasi Kutia. That stint out to be one of the most creative in 'The Beatles (White Album) and two more in Abbey Road.
To celebrate the 50 years of their visit, UTB has invited a mock Beatles band from London named 'Fab Four' to pay tribute to the iconic band. They will be performing from March 4 to March 6, giving the guests a taste of Beatlemania.