Haryana government on 13 April 2015 decided to give status equivalent to state Cabinet Minister to yoga guru Ramdev.
Earlier in January 2015, state government had appointed him as its brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.
By promoting yoga and Ayurveda, Haryana state government is seeking amalgamation of tradition and modernity in order to turn Haryana into a model state based on Indian values and traditions.
In this regard state government is also planning to include yoga in the school syllabus and develop herbal forest in the state under the supervision of yoga guru Ramdev which will include thousands of species of ayurvedic herbs.
State government will also construct yogshalas in all the towns and about 6,500 villages of the state to make Yoga a compulsory subject in Haryana’s schools.