A combo of yoga and khadi will glide around the world on International Yoga Day on 21st June because Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the enthusiastic people around the world to perform posture on Khadi Yoga mats in Ranchi in Jharkhand.
To mark the fifth International Yoga Day, KVIC has received the orders for supply of 60,000 yoga mats to AYUSH Ministry.
While the AYUSH Ministry, the nodal agency for conducting the yoga day in the country, has purchased 60,000 Yoga mats, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Khadi institutions have placed an order for 2,000 and 400 Khadi Yoga kits respectively. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said the orders have created additional job opportunities and extra man-hours in the Khadi sector.
“These purchase orders of around Rs 2.50 crore have been given to KVIC for supplying 60,000 yoga mats, besides 2,400 yoga kits… For the order from Ministry of AYUSH, 17 Khadi institutions from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana were given the assignments to supply yoga mats,” said Saxena.
Yoga kits included nine things like upper and lower for men and women, Khadi napkins, yoga mats and a bag. He said that sewing of napkins has been done by women of Jammu and Kashmir’s insurgency-affected families living near Nagrota.
To add to the style quotient, a unique tricolour Khadi garland (sootmala) is included in the yoga kit, Saxena said.