International Yoga Day: Delhi gears up for massive celebrations

International Yoga Day: Delhi gears up for massive celebrations
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga with others to mark the International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. Modi led tens of thousands of people in the yoga session in the centre of the capital on Sunday to showcase the country's signature cultural export, which has prompted criticism of fomenting social divisions at home. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi: With as many as 10,000 people participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations in the national capital, the Centre in collaboration with the the Ministry of AYUSH and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) are all set to organize the mega event on June 21, 2016 at Connaught Place and its six radials and inner circles, roads along with the three gardens Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Garden.

The programme will start at 6.00 a.m. and common Protocol Yoga by all participants will start at 7:00 a.m. and go up to 7:45 a.m. The diplomats will participate in Yoga programme at Nehru Park.

Union Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief guest, while Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and Member of Parliament Meenakashi Lekhi be the guest of honour on the occasion and take part in the performing yoga event.

This was informed by Secretary, NDMC, Smt.Chanchal Yadav while speaking to the media persons in New Delhi today.

Outlining the details of the Yoga event, NDMC Secretary Chanchal Yadav informed that volunteers from organizations like Patanjali Yoga Peetha, Art of Living, Maa Shakti, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya, Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar (Gayatri Pariwar), Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Delhi Police, NDMC, CISF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Walking Volunteers, General Public, VVIPs and VIPs would perform the yoga on the occasion.

The other attraction of the Yoga event would be the activities performed by eminent organizations, like ‘Ability Unlimited’ and it would present Yoga demonstration on wheel chair, Trisha Kali Martial Art will be presented by CISF, Cultural programme by the student of Jnanasindhu School for Blind, Karnataka, Yoga songs by NDMC school children.

She further added that Sangram Singh would share his personal experience with the participants about the benefit of Yoga.

The United Nations General Assembly had declared June 21st as the International Yoga Day on December 11, 2014.

Accordingly the first International Yoga Day Celebration was organized at Rajpath in New Delhi on June 21, 2015. (ANI)