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Dr Jitendra joins PM Modi in performing Yoga from Jammu

Post by on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Jammu, June 21: On the eighth International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister NarendraModi Tuesday performed Yoga at Mysore Palace in Karnataka, while 75 ministers from the cabinet joined in their performance of Yoga at 75 historical and cultural sites in the country.
Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh performed yoga at Suchetgarh Border Jammu. The event was organised by the Survey of India (SoI) on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The theme of the International Day of Yoga, 2022 is 'Yoga for Humanity', which reflects the significant role played by Yoga during the pandemic (COVID-19) not only in alleviating their suffering but also in maintaining their sanity.
While highlighting this year’s theme of IYD, ‘Yoga for Humanity’, Dr Jitendra Singh thanked the PM for initiating the International Yoga Day and for harnessing this Indian wisdom for peace and prosperity of the Humanity. He also said that Yoga Day is a symbolic celebration of our everyday commitment to performing Yoga in our everyday lives.
“2014 was a milestone for India as this year the proposal to observe June 21 as the International Yoga Day was accepted by the United Nations due to the effort of PM Shri NarendraModi, and this has led to the celebration of the Yoga Day every year on June 21,” he added.
The Ministry of Ayush, the nodal Ministry for IDY, has highlighted the important role of Yoga in the overall well-being of human beings through various activities organised in the run-up to the International Day of Yoga (IDY).
Dr Jitendra inaugurates 'Earthquake Observatory' at Udhampur
 Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh Tuesday inaugurated the latest upgraded world-class "Earthquake Observatory" under the aegis of "National Centre of Seismology", Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.
With this, the Minister said, Udhampur has emerged on the world seismological map and this is the latest among several national level projects gifted to Udhampur by Prime Minister NarendraModi over the last eight years. Devika river project, Passport Office, Radio Station, Highway Village, Centrally funded Medical College, country's first rank PMGSY roads, etc are among the many other central benefits he mentioned.
Union Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences and a nationally known Scientist, Dr M. Ravichandran was also present on the occasion. It was his first-ever visit to Udhampur.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that during the last 8 years under Prime Minister NarendraModi, India has installed more than 70 such observatories across the country, compared to just about 80 installed in over 6 decades before that.
While dedicating this observatory to the people, the Minister said, Prime Minister NarendraModi has laid renewed emphasis on the scientific programmes by prioritising Science and technology based developments and allocating sufficient budgets to the science departments.

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