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International Yoga Day: Rolling out the welcome mat tomorrow

20 June, 2017 12:03 PM
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International Yoga Day: Rolling out the welcome mat tomorrow

From Central Park in Connaught Place to Central Park in New York, the stage is set for the third International Day of Yoga tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations -- and 55,000 enthusiasts - in performing asanas in Lucknow.

From Central Park in Connaught Place to Central Park in New York, the stage is set for the third International Day of Yoga tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations — and 55,000 enthusiasts – in performing asanas in Lucknow. “About 5,000 events will be held across the country to mark International Day for Yoga (IDY),” a senior official from AYUSH Ministry said. Besides, celebrations will take place in 150 countries with Indian missions coordinating activities in landmark places such as Eiffel Tower in Paris, Trafalgar Square in London and Central Park in New York, the official said. In India, the biggest gathering will be at Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan where Modi and about 55,000 others will stretch and bend in various yogic postures. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place with commandos and paramilitary forces deployed to ensure that nothing goes wrong.

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place with commandos and paramilitary forces deployed to ensure that nothing goes wrong. On Sunday, Modi had shared photographs of practice sessions in the run-up to Yoga Day in several countries through his Twitter handle. Pictures from places like Bhutan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, China, and Japan are already being shared on social media. In Delhi, eight events have been planned in the national capital with the main event being held in Connaught Place. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be organizing events at Connaught Place, its six radials, and inner circles and at the city’s three gardens — Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Childrens’ Park at India Gate.

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Source: financialexpress.com

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