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Swami Ramdev to be Bihar's brand ambassador
March 25, 2006 15:32 IST
Impressed by yoga guru Swami Ramdev's efforts to arouse within Biharis the urge to attain total fitness, the state government has decided to appoint him the brand ambassador of Bihar.
"I have requested Swami Ramdev to become Bihar's brand ambassador and he has not not turned down my request," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters after the yoga icon met him on the concluding day of the week-long 'Yoga Vigyan Shivir' in Patna.
Nitish lauded Ramdev for "awakening the people of Bihar" and his endeavour to make them "fearless individuals".
On his part, Ramdev extolled the "hardworking Biharis" for their role in development of India and several other countries, which they have made their home.
It is, however, not not yet known what the responsibilities of Ramdev would be as the brand ambassador of the state.