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Muslim couple’s NGO to hold yoga camp in UP

Muslim couple's NGO to hold yoga camp in UP

As the All India Muslim Personal Law Board is trying to start a campaign against yoga and surya namaskar, an NGO which is run by a Muslim couple has been selected by the ministry of AYUSH’s Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy to conduct a month long camp in Balrampur district ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21.

Mohammad Sayeed Memorial Welfare Society is the sole organisation in UP that has been designated for conducting the yoga camp.

While Akhtar had applied for organising a camp in Barabanki, his organization was designated for Balrampur.

The ministry will provide monetary help of lakh to organisations and establishments designated for the camps.

Since twenty one, around one hundred individuals — as well as twenty six Muslims — are practicing yoga at a camp being conducted by the NGO school college in Balrampur.

A camp for a bigger gathering will be organised in a stadium on June 21.

Since the recent difference of opinion, organization head Mohammad Akhtar (38) isn’t forcing Muslim participants to recite ‘Om’ practicing active Surya Namaskar.

He has even asked his two instructors to make the recitation of ‘Om’ optional. Muslim participants are asked to recite either “Allah” or “Ayat” or any word they wish including no words at all.

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