Published On: Sun, Jun 19th, 2016

5000 people expected to turn up at pavilion ground for International Yoga Day

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At least 5,000 people are expected to congregate at Pavilion Ground here on June 21 to mark the second edition of International Yoga Day (IYD), an event which will also be observed simultaneously in all other districts of Uttarakhand.

The state government has made <01Justify>elaborate arrangements for the Yoga Day, whose idea was first floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations on September 27, 2014.

The first International Day of Yoga was observed world over on June 21, 2015. Ahead of the nation-wide event, the hill state’s government also announced to build a ‘Yoga Gram’ (yoga village) at Panwaliya village of Rudraprayag.

To make the event a success, the education department will provide 100 yoga instructors, who will lead the yoga event in all the 13 districts of the state.

Principal secretary Om Prakash said, “The officials and the staff of various departments such as tourism, police, disaster response, school, medical institutions and ITBP will participate in the event at Pavilion Ground for the one-hour session starting at 9am on June 21.”

About 20 yoga teachers will also be felicitated by chief minister Harish Rawat on this occasion. The officer said that the proposed yoga village will also have lodging facility and it will be built on <01Justify>public-private partnership model.

“Pawalia village, which is 200 km from Dehradun, is surrounded by scenic Himalayan peaks and is close to the Ganga river,” Prakash said.

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