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Railways makes Yoga mandatory

Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:03:27
NEW DELHI:  Railways has made yoga mandatory at all its training centres across the country and plans to cover all its employees by 2020.
    
Steps are being taken for providing mandatory yoga training at all railway training centres to cover all employees by 2019-20, Railway Board Member (Staff) Pradeep Kumar said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
    
Railways has several training centres for imparting training to its officers, loco pilots, technicians and other services' employees across the country.
As per the action plan, now yoga has become compulsory as part of training for which instructors are being hired.
     
Railways is also gearing up to participate on the international yoga day on June 21 in a big way.
     
Instructions have been issued to all our zonal headquarters, divisions, field units and centres to be part of the yoga camp on June 21, he said.
   
Kumar said directions were also issued to keep rail premises clean and environment-friendly. Railways has also appointed food safety officers at all 78 divisions in the country to ensure hygienic food at railway premises and in trains, he said.

Earlier, only one food safety officer looked after four divisions together.


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