When asked about the controversy related to a UGC’s proposal asking all participants to start the Yoga Day session on June 21 by chanting of ‘OM’, she said, ”Opposition to Yoga is totally wrong. Schools should also organise yoga sessions.”
PM Modi during a mass Yoga event at Rajpath to commemorate the International Yoga Day, on June 21, 2015 soulsteer
Clearing the air over the controversy, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has earlier said that it is not mandatory.
He said it is just a sort of exercise or discipline which unifies the body and the mind and has been accepted even by the International community.
This year’s International Yoga Day celebrations to be organised by the Department of Ayush will be hosted by Chandigarh, with the Centre deciding to shift the venue from Delhi.