A unique first of its kind Muslim yoga camp began yesterday (20 November) at Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar town, with some 500 Muslim men and women belonging to a number of different nations joining the event, reports PTI.
The event is taking place over a five-day period, and on the first day, while inaugurating it, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat outlined the health benefits associated with practising Yoga.
"Yoga elevates our heart, mind and thoughts to such a level that we begin to care for all. It leads us towards universal welfare," he said.
AYUSH Minister Harak Singh Rawat lauded the work done by the event’s organisers, and remarked that the event would communicate a healthy message for the whole world.
Commenting on the historical and spiritual significance of the Kanva Ashram where the event is being held, the chief minister also revealed that the government plans to rename Kotdwar as Kanva Nagri Kotdwar.