Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

Narendra Modi Playing Yoga Tricks. Photo: Press Information Bureau

Narendra Modi Playing Yoga Tricks. Photo: Press Information Bureau

A theme song for International Day of Yoga, named ‘Yog Geet’ has been released this year in addition to the Yoga Protocol.

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will lead the second International Day of Yoga celebrations in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June.

The function will begin at 6.30 am and will include 45 minutes of Yoga protocol demonstration. According to a government statement, over 35,000 people are expected to participate in the event at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh. The emphasis this year will be on participation of Divyangs, youths and people from weaker sections of the society.

In the National Capital Territory Delhi, the main events organized by Ministry of AYUSH and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be at Connaught Place, Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Garden.

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Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu; Lt. Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung; and Member of Parliament Meenakashi Lekhi will participate in the Yoga demonstrations in Delhi.

Other major Yoga events that will take place in Delhi will be in Dwarka, Rohini, and Yamuna Sports Complex.

Narendra Modi, who positions himself as a champion of Yoga in India, describes Yoga as a “state of mind” (avasthaa), as opposed to being a commodity or a system (vyavasthaa).

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken up the initiative ‘Yoga Olympiad’ with participation from school children from government schools in order to promote Yoga.

A theme song for International Day of Yoga, named ‘Yog Geet’ has been released this year in addition to the Yoga Protocol of forty five minutes.

This song is of 3 minutes and 15 seconds in Hindi language. The song is written and produced by Deeraj Saraswat and Gandhar T.D. Jadhav and Gatha Jadhav have given their voice to the song. Music has been composed by Sumanto Ray.

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