Slamming the political showdown over yoga in view of the upcoming International Yoga Day event, Minister Suresh Prabhu says yoga is not against any religion and that all 14 lakh railway employees should do it to stay fit
While yoga has turned into a battlefield for political parties, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has slammed the entire controversy around it. In fact, Prabhu wants all the 14-lakh employees working for the Indian Railways to practise yoga during work hours without letting productivity get affected.
Western Railway employees learn yoga from an instructor, in one of the batches that began on May 25
“Yoga is not against any religion. It is good for the mind, body, and soul and it will finally improve health of the railway employees. So I want all my 14 lakh rail employees to practise yoga to stay fit,” Prabhu told this reporter.
mid-day had reported on May 26 (‘Motormen turn to yoga to bring their lives on track’) that Central Railway and Western Railway had both begun sending their employees for yoga classes.