Centre shortlists five cities for International Yoga Day

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  • The Centre has shortlisted five cities, Delhi, Shimla, Mysore, Ahmedabad and Ranchi to hold National Programme of the International Yoga Day this year.
  • It will be the government’s first mega public event after Mr Narendra Modi became Prime Minister for the second consecutive term.
  • In the lead-up to the event, a two-day Yoga Mahotsav is being organized in Delhi by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga which started.
  • The International Yoga Day has turned into a mass movement in most parts of the world. Addressing a gathering of yoga enthusiasts, he said the event has become the biggest public health movement in the world.
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