New Delhi: It will be two Muslim girls, who will impart yoga lessons to BJP president Amit Shah at the Moinul Haq Stadium grounds here on June 21 on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.
"Rukhsana Khatoon and Bismillah Khatoon will teach yoga to Shah, other prominent persons including Union Ministers and those who will come to attend the camp on the occasion," Bihar-Jharkhand Patanjali Yogpeeth in-charge Ajit Kumar told PTI.
The two teenaged girls hailing from Lal Saraiyan village in Majhauliya block of West Champaran district of Bihar have been chosen to demonstrate 'yogasanas' and 'pranayam' as they were adept in them, he said.
"Both the girls are highly skilled in yoga, and have represented India at international competitions and camps including those in Australia and South Africa. Yoga doesn't differentiate between human beings on the basis of religion," he said.
Apart from Shah, several Union Ministers from Bihar - Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Drinking Water, Sanitation Minister Ram Kripal Yadav and MSME Minister Giriraj Singh - are expected to attend the yoga camp to be organised by Patanjali Yogpeeth, an organisation started by yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
Shah, who was advised by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to practise yoga, and the other VVIPs at the camp, will be taught a special exercise module consisting of simple yoga postures like 'Bhadrasana', 'Tadasana', 'Bakasana' and 'Shavasana'.
They will also be imparted lessons in 'Nadishodhan', 'Kapalbhati' and 'Bhramari' varieties of 'pranayam', he said, adding, "This module is a simple one meant for beginners but has a great curative and calming effect." He said the camp will start at 6 am but its most important part will be from 7 am to 7:33 am, the 33 minute-period mandated by the UN as the time when yoga will be practised across the globe. The dignitaries will be present at the function during this time.
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Nehru Yuva Kendra, Art of Living and a few other institutions are helping organise the event here. Kumar said over 20,000 persons are expected attend the camp, of which around 8,000 will do so on the stadium ground, while the rest will practise at the stands....