Lucknow, May 18, 2017: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met a 72-member student delegation of the City Montessori School here, which will be representing India in New York on the third International Yoga Day festivities on June 21.
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Extending his good wishes to the students, Yogi Adityanath said Yoga was an ancient tradition of India, and that the identity of India across the world is that of a spiritual nation.
The Chief Minister also credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving an international identity to Yoga. (IANS)
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.
The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.
The members stood in silence for a short while.
In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.
“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.
In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.