The Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was in news as State Government of Haryana on 13 April 2015 decided to accord status equivalent to a Cabinet Minister on him.
The decision to grant status of Cabinet Minister to Ramdev was taken at a meeting of Ministers presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Ramdev will be honoured by the state government in Panchkula on 21 April 2015.
Besides, the state government also decided to develop herbal forest in the state under the supervision of Baba Ramdev. In these herbal forests, thousands of species of ayurvedic herbs would be grown.
Also, Yoga would be made a compulsory subject in Haryana’s schools for which yogshalas will be constructed in all the towns and about 6500 villages of the State under the guidance of Baba Ramdev.
Earlier on 15 January 2015, the state government appointed Ramdev as the State’s brand ambassador to promote Yoga and Ayurveda in Haryana.
Who: Baba Ramdev
When: 13 April 2015