International yoga festival(2nd March, 2017): Join Yoga festival from March 1-7, 2016 for the world famous annual International Yoga Festival on the banks of the holy Ganges river in Rishikesh, in the lap of the sacred Himalayas, the birthplace of yoga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.
The Uttarakhand government is going to transform the state into a major hub for yoga. The state already draws a lot many tourists for yoga. The people from different corners of the world come to Uttarakhand to seek the knowledge of yoga. Many national and international celebrities have also registered their presence in this state for yoga. The government is planning to join hands with the Hindu monks and yoga gurus for this work.
The Tehri lake shall also be developed by including yoga and other places. The other places for yoga in this calendar year shall be Guptkashi, Uttarakashi, Guptakshi in Garhwal and Jageshwar in Kumaon. As per department officials, the events shall attract the foreign tourists and the yoga enthusiasts. Meanwhile, this year’s yoga festival attracted tourists as many as from 70 nations. While addressing the inaugural session by the chief minister, the monks of the Parmarth Niketan were asked to support the government’s endeavor to make the state a yog hub. The tourism minister also added that the yog shall be incorporated with other tourism events to strengthen the activity.
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