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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