Ministry of Culture and ASI organise 'Yoga Mahotsav' at Purana Qila in New Delhi
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The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) organised ‘Yoga Mahotsav’ on 18 June at Purana Qila, New Delhi.
The objective of this program is to instil the everlasting value of cultural welfare among the people.
The event was attended by over 500 people, including officials from the Ministry of Culture and foreign representatives from over 40 countries.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
It is the premier organisation for archaeological research and conservation of the nation's cultural heritage.
It works under the Ministry of Culture.
It manages more than 3650 ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance.
It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham.
Alexander Cunningham was the first Director-General of ASI.
He is also known as the “Father of Indian Archaeology”.
It is headed by a Director-General and is headquartered in New Delhi.
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