U'khand CM seeks fund to promote yoga
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought a grant in the ratio of 90:10 from the Centre in organising Yog Kumbh during the Ardh Kumbh fair in Rishikesh and Haridwar and fund its ambitious plan on the promotion of yoga and tap the ancient form of exercise to provide employment to yoga trainers.
The state government will recruit <g data-gr-id="20">huge</g> team of yoga trainers at various yoga ghats during mini Kumbh fair scheduled next year.
In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Rawat wrote about the state government's action plan on the promotion of yoga and the limited resources at its disposal to fund it.
“Our resources are constrained and we are working on a concrete policy to connect yoga with the state economy. Uttarakhand is the state, which has developed the roadmap for promoting yoga. Yoga centres will be set up in major cities and the state government will recruit yoga experts, where people can avail their services free of cost. Wellness tourism will be promoted. We will focus on conducting yoga classes at higher altitude regions too,” Rawat said.
Monsoon may hit U’Khand today
The Met department has indicated southwest monsoon to arrive in Uttarakhand in the next 48 hours. “We are constantly watching satellite-based weather conditions and expecting light to moderate rainfall across the state on June 24-25. Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag can receive more than moderate rain on Wednesday/ Thursday. Pilgrims at Char Dham places need to take precautionary measure, although there is no need to panic,” said Anand Sharma, director of Met office. This time the mercury level has crossed 40 degree Celsius mark in state Capital in peak <g data-gr-id="44">summer,</g> while hill stations like <g data-gr-id="45">Mussorrie</g> and Nainital also experienced <g data-gr-id="43">scorching</g> heat. Rainfall and cloud formation in the state and adjoining areas indicate a favorable progress of monsoon in the next three days.