International Yoga Day: Over 60,000 participants to perform with Narendra Modi in Dehradun

Dehradun: Over 60,000 participants will perform different asanas in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the International Yoga Day on 21 June in Dekhradun, a government official said on Tuesday.

 International Yoga Day: Over 60,000 participants to perform with Narendra Modi in Dehradun

File image of Narendra Modi doing yoga. Image courtesy: Twitter/@AIRNewsAlerts

At a meeting to review preparations for the event, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, said the state government has moved a proposal to make the Forest Research Institute (FRI) the venue for the event.

The programme will start at 7 AM in the morning and go on till 7.45 AM with over 60,000 participants collectively performing different asanas in the presence of the prime minister, he said.
There will be two rehearsals for the event on 18 and 19 June, he said.

The Uttarakhand Police, the Army, para-military personnel, NCC, NSS, Scout guide, yog sansthan, school and college students, and representatives of different organisations will participate in the event, an official release quoting the chief secretary said.

Apart from the national event being held in Dehradun, programmes will also be held at every district headquarters, blocks and gram panchayats to mark the occasion, it said.
A run for yoga will also be held next month.

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Updated Date: May 29, 2018 21:16:17 IST