Pandemic-hit yoga tourism sector Mysuru hopes to return to its former glory as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 8th International Yoga Day in Mysuru on Tuesday.
A tier II city in Karnataka, Mysuru is a global attraction for its heritage, legacy and annual Dasara celebrations. Also known as the Retirement Paradise, the town attracted about four million tourists each year before the pandemic. According to the Mysuru Yoga Federation, about 2,000 foreigners studied yoga in the city at any time before the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, BC Nagesh, shared a scene with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of the Isha Foundation in Bengaluru as part of the Conserve Soil campaign, announced that a lesson on the importance of soil and a soil conversation would be included in school textbooks next year.
Among other news, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday questioned the centre’s new recruitment policy, which sparked protests across the country, claiming that the Agnipath scheme could be part of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) ‘hidden agenda’. . He also wondered whether the scheme was an attempt by the RSS, the ideological font of the ruling BJP, to take control of the army under the Nazi party in Germany under Adolf Hitler.
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