Mizoram churches asked not to participate in World Yoga Day 2015
The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of major churches of the state, appealed to all its members to not participate in the International Yoga Day on June 21.
The move was taken in protest against the observation of the day on Sunday, the sacred day for the Christians, MKHC Secretary Rev. R. Lalrinsanga in a release said.
Majority of the population in Mizoram are Christians.
Meanwhile, MKHC leaders called on Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and urged him to conduct a thorough study before introducing yoga in educational institutions, an official statement said.
MKHC, representing 14 major churches, also expressed displeasure over the intention to observe the International Day of Yoga on Sunday.