By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 21 Jun: On the occasion of the 8th International Yoga Day, Union Minister of State Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Kedarnath MLA Shailrani Rawat inaugurated the International Yoga Day programme at Kedarnath Dham. On this occasion, while celebrating International Yoga Day, he said that it was a historic and fortunate day for those who got the opportunity to do yoga in the holy land of Kedarnath. Balyan said that the whole world was practicing Yoga today due to the inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and across the world, the Yoga programmes were being broadcast live. India is continuously marching towards development and scaling new heights. On this occasion, Kedarnath MLA Shailrani Rawat and District Magistrate Mayur Dixit presented a memento of Kedarnath temple to the Union Minister of State and expressed their gratitude for being present in the programme organised at Kedarnath. The Minister thanked all the people present including ITBP, SDRF, NDRF, DDRF and police personnel for participating in the programme. On the other hand, on the occasion of 8th International Yoga Day, Yoga Day was organized in different places of the district under the aegis of Ayurvedic and Unani Department. A yoga programme was organised at Mai Govind Giri Saraswati Inter College, Belani, located near the district headquarters, which was inaugurated by Rudraprayag MLA Bharat Singh Chaudhary.