The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) will organise yoga training sessions for central government employees and their dependents from April 1, a statement from the department said on Friday.
“The Department of Personnel and Training is organising yoga training sessions from April 1 for the benefit of central government employees and their dependents at Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) samaj sadans,” said the statement.
It added that the yoga sessions would be held on all days except Sundays and gazetted holidays. The sessions will be held in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Dehradun.
The department said that no registration fees will be charged from the employees. The timings set for the sessions are 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m in the morning and 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m in the evening.
The UN General Assembly had adopted a resolution last year declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is himself a regular practitioner of yoga, had proposed naming an International Yoga Day in his UN General Assembly speech in September last year. (IANS)