Over One Crore People Likely To Perform Surya Namaskar On Makar Sankranti: AYUSH Minister SonowalUnion Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (Pic Via Twitter)

Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday (12 January) said that over 1 crore people from across the globe may participate in the upcoming global Surya Namaskar Demonstration programme which will be held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on 14 January.

In a virtual press meet on Wednesday, Sonowal said that Surya Namaskar demonstration on Makar Sankranti is more relevant in the current resurgence of Covid-19.

“It is a proven fact that Surya Namaskar builds up vitality and immunity and therefore is able to keep Corona at bay. ​​We have set a target of 75 lakh people participating in the programme, but seeing registration and our preparedness, I am hopeful of crossing the limit of one crore,” he said, according to an AYUSH Ministry release.

The Ministry of Ayush has launched this programme under the direction and guidance of Prime Minister Narender Modi,” the minister said.

All leading Yoga institutes both from India and abroad, Indian Yoga Association, National Yoga Sports Federation, Yoga Certification Board, FIT India, and many Government and Non Government organizations will be participating in this worldwide programme, the ministry said.

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