Monday April 23, 2018

Yoga sessions to be a part of White House’s Easter Egg Roll

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Washington: Thousands of Americans who are expected to take part in Eastern Egg celebrations in the White House will also get a chance to attend Yoga sessions to be conducted by professionals. This will be the final Easter for the Obama Administration.

The “Yoga Garden” is among the 10 zones that are constructed for the event which will take place on Monday. Over 35,000 tickets have been issued for people to enjoy the grand festival.The White House announced a full schedule of the programs going to be held in the White House Easter Egg Roll, the biggest annual public event and a celebration of its 138th year.

The theme of the event is “Let’s Celebrate” as an honor to Obama Administration’s final Easter Egg Roll. Sports, live music, cooking stations, storytelling and of course Easter Egg Rolling will be featuring in the much awaited event. There will also be a White House Free Run for the first time in support of the First Lady’s Lets Move initiative wherein Michelle Obama will be joining 250 children on a short run to promote a healthy lifestyle for kids.

Tony Award Winning is going to be the special guest this year. Multi-Platinum Recording artist; Idina Menzel will be singing the National Anthem and performing on the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll stage. Kids will be taught how to play sports by President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition and other players and professional coaches belonging to sports teams in the eggitivity zone. First lady Michelle Obama has also chosen the winning artwork from the White House Easter Egg Roll Design Contest held this year.

Students of Elementary and middle school from 19 states and 2 foreign countries have participated in the artwork contest relating to “Lets Celebrate” theme. Children who win the Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt will be given posters as a prize.

The eggs were first known to become a tradition in 1981 when the President and Mrs Ronald Reagen held a wodden egg hunt that bore signatures of renowned actress, actresses, politicians and athletes.

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  • Aakash Sinha

    Sounds good

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White House Denies Any Direct Talks Yet Between Trump And Kim

No direct talks yet between Trump, Kim: White House

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The White House has denied any direct talks yet between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, though Washington has spoken to Pyongyang “at the highest levels”.

The White House statement on Tuesday came minutes after Trump seemingly hinted that he has already spoken with Kim, Xinhua news agency reported.

When asked by reporters if he had spoken directly with Kim, Trump had said “yes”.

In the statement, issued after the confusing incident, the White House said, “In regards to talks with leader Kim Jong-un, the President said the administration has had talks at the highest levels” and added that they were not with him directly.

On Tuesday afternoon, Trump himself also said that Washington and Pyongyang have already started direct talks at “very high levels,” without specifying how “high” the level was.

Kim Jong-un And Donald Trump
Kim Jong-un And Donald Trump

“We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels with North Korea,” Trump said. He might have hinted at CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s reportedly top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as his envoy.

The trip made by Pompeo was an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between the leaders of the two countries. No official confirmation of Pompeo’s visit has come yet.

Trump was expected to meet Kim in May or early June. The venue of the meeting was still to be decided. Trump said that five sites were being weighed and none of them were located in the US.

Also Read: China And Russia Accused of Manipulating Their Currencies By Trump

Tension on the Korean Peninsula has thawed over the last few months. The South and North have agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit on April 27, the first meeting between the leaders of the two sides in 11 years.

“They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war,” said Trump on Tuesday, referring to the summit.

The 1950-1953 Korean war ended in an armistice. The Korean Peninsula remains technically in a state of war.  IANS

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