Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi(C)meets disabled yoga practitioners during a mass yoga session to mark International Yoga Day at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH
Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced two yoga awards – one international and another national – to be given away on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
Modi said this while addressing some 30,000 yoga enthusiasts at the Capitol Complex here on the event of the second International Yoga Day.
“Today, on behalf of the government, I am announcing two awards… One will be for excellent contribution in the field of yoga internationally and the other for excellent contribution to yoga in the country.
“These awards will be called International Yoga Award and National Yoga Award.”
He said a special committee will formulate the rules and decide the jury. “We want to ensure that those making excellent contributions in the field of yoga will be honoured.”(IANS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch