Deshpande slams Anjaneya's remarks

Higher Education Minister R V Deshpande on Thursday slammed Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya’s remark that “yoga was for lazy people”.

Terming the comment unfortunate, Deshpande, speaking to reporters during a surprise inspection of the KE A office, said the main aspect of yoga was its health benefits, especially at a time when there have been several grave changes in people’s lifestyle,

“Yoga is not any party’s property. I practise yoga and even the chief minister practices it. His (Anjaneya’s) remarks also amount to we being lazy. He might have meant that people such as construction workers, farmers and others may not need yoga because of their extremely active work life, but there was no need to say others are lazy,” said Deshpande.

He said Yoga Day would be celebrated not only by the Higher Education department, with all its officials and the minister, it will also include vice chancellors, former vice chancellors and even academicians.

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