In its first phase, one yoga centre would be opened in each municipal committee, two within the jurisdiction of each municipal council and four in each municipal corporation, he added.
Through these yoga centres, senior citizens, women, youth and children of urban areas would be encouraged to practise yoga, he said.
In those areas where adequate space will be available, yoga centres would be made operational with immediate effect and where both space or building are not available, arrangements would be made for the same, he said.
Mr Vij said the construction of 800 vyayam and yogashalas in various districts would begin from this month and all the 21 districts would be covered so as to achieve the goal of equitable development.
He said the recruitment process of 1,000 yoga trainers for these vyayam and yogshalas has been initiated.
He said to adopt the slogan of ‘sports for all’ in letter and spirit, 662 coaches of various disciplines of sports would be recruited on contract basis and those coaches who are at present posted in Sports Department would also be given yoga training.
The certification of Quality Council of India would be necessary for yoga trainers.
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