"The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is organising regular Yoga training sessions from April 1, 2015 for the benefits of central government employees and their dependents," an official order issued on Friday said.

The sessions will be held all days except Sundays or gazetted holidays at Grih Kalyan Kendra, Samaj Sadan, association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga here.

"No registration or training fees will be charged," it said. There are about 31 lakh central government employees working across the country.

The central government has been emphasising on popularising use of traditional medicine and yoga among others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last year in his speech, at the United Nations in the US, appealed to the international community to adopt an international Yoga day.

The DoPT is also organising a two-day workshop for senior bureaucrats to help them learn stress management techniques.

The workshop, scheduled to begin from March 28, is being organised for officers working in the DoPT and the Cabinet Secretariat here.

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