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The News Minute | January 10, 2014 | 12.04 pm IST When you access the website of the Government of Karnataka, you can hear the voice of the chief minister talking about mobile governance and urging people to use it. First, the chief minister speaks in English, then Kannada. In September, the state government created an official twitter handle for the Chief Minister. Since then, he has been using the account to tweet about official programmes, tours, engagements, and re-tweet anything positive about the state government or himself. Again, the chief minister tweets in English. On Saturday however, the official twitter id tweeted about how Siddaramaiah has benfitted from yoga. First tweeted by the Department of Information and Publicity, the chief minister re-tweeted bits of a speech he made. It is however, unclear as to where the speech was made. This is what he said: ಯೋಗ ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ನೆಲೆಗಟ್ಟು ಇದೆ. ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ, ಉತ್ತಮ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಯೋಗ ಅಗತ್ಯ-ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯ @CMofKarnataka — Karnataka Varthe (@KarnatakaVarthe) January 10, 2015 Yoga is a science that was born in our country. It has a scientific basis It is essential for mental well-being and good health - Siddaramaiah ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಒತ್ತಡಗಳಿಂದ ದೂರವಾಗಿ ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಶಾಂತವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಯೋಗ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ. -ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯ @CMofKarnataka — Karnataka Varthe (@KarnatakaVarthe) January 10, 2015 (One must) practice yoga in order to keep the mind calm and free from pressure - Siddaramaiah. In the last tweet, he talks about his personal experience with yoga.  ನಾನು ಮೂರು ತಿಂಗಳಿನಿಂದ ಯೋಗ, ಪ್ರಾಣಾಯಾಮ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಅದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ. -ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯ @CMofKarnataka@rroshanbaig — Karnataka Varthe (@KarnatakaVarthe) January 10, 2015 For the last three months I have been practising yoga, pranayama. I am experiencing (the benefits) now. - Siddarmaiah. Tweet

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