Sunday November 18, 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.

Credits: www.dnaindia.com

  • Aakash Sinha

    Sounds good

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Obama On Why Its Important To Vote In This Midterm Election

The Democratic and Republican parties have traditionally experienced sharp declines in voter turnout in non-presidential elections.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. VOA

Former U.S. president Barack Obama, who has maintained a low public profile since leaving office, entered the midterm election battle Friday with a simple message to America’s youth: “You need to vote because our democracy depends on it.”

“A glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different. The stakes really are higher. The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire,” Obama told students at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award.

In keeping with tradition, Obama has been reluctant to publicly comment on his successor, U.S. President Donald Trump, despite the fact Trump was a frequent critic of Obama.

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The former president said the current state of Washington politics “did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear and anger that’s rooted in our past but is also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

Obama implored the students “to show up” at the polls in November, noting that only one in five young eligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

“This whole project of self-government only works if everybody’s doing their part. Don’t tell me your vote doesn’t matter,” he declared.

President Trump was dismissive of Obama’s speech.

“I found he’s very good, very good for sleeping,” Trump told a crowd of supporters at a fundraiser in North Dakota.

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In keeping with tradition, Obama has been reluctant to publicly comment on his successor, U.S. President Donald Trump, despite the fact Trump was a frequent critic of Obama.

Obama’s appearance at the central Illinois university campus was the first of several campaign events in the coming weeks at which he will urge Democratic voters to cast ballots in November’s midterm elections to take control of Congress from Donald Trump’s Republican Party.

The former president also will attend a Southern California event for seven Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives in Republican-controlled districts that supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Trump two years ago.

Obama will campaign in Ohio next week for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, a former Obama administration official.

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Trump has made his Twitter account — with more than 53 million followers — an integral and controversial part of his presidency. Pixabay.

He will return to Illinois later this month and then appear in Pennsylvania, a key state that Democrats hope will help deliver the 23 seats needed to regain control of the House and stop the advancement of Trump’s agenda.

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The Democratic and Republican parties have traditionally experienced sharp declines in voter turnout in non-presidential elections. But the November 6 election is widely perceived as a referendum on Trump, who regularly touts his accomplishments such as tax cuts and deregulation. However, a widening investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election that Trump won and more frequent questions about his fitness for office have cast a pall over his presidency. (VOA)