Second International Yoga Day: Delhi to See Over 10,000 Participants

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 19, 2016 at 4:58 PM Alternative Medicine News
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The second International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21, 2016. As part of the celebrations, a total of 10,000 participants will be performing yoga in various places in Delhi including Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Stadium, an official said.
 Second International Yoga Day: Delhi to See Over 10,000 Participants
Second International Yoga Day: Delhi to See Over 10,000 Participants

The program will start at 6 a.m. and Common Protocol Yoga by all participants will start at 7 a.m and go on till 7.45 a.m. Diplomats will participate in the Yoga program at Nehru Park.

According to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), organizers of the Yoga event in collaboration with the AYUSH ministry, the various spots for the Yoga events include Connaught Place, New Delhi and its six radials and inner circles and roads along Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Garden.

The June 21, 2016, event will witness the main function in Chandigarh, unlike Rajpath in Delhi in 2015. Over 30,000 people are likely to participate in Chandigarh.

"Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest, while Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and Parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi will be the guests of honour on the occasion and take part in the event," Chanchal Yadav, secretary, NDMC, told reporters here. According to the organizers, volunteers from Patanjali Yoga Peetha, Art of Living, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya and Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) among others will participate.

Personnel from Delhi Police, NDMC and paramilitary forces such as CISF and CRPF will also participate. The NDMC has also said that parking arrangements would be made for the convenience of the participants at Shivaji Stadium, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, Jai Singh Road and Jantar Mantar for buses.

Source: IANS

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