All set for International Yoga Day in Punjab

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2015 23:47 IST

The Punjab government is organising two state-level functions to mark the International Yoga Day on June 21 (Sunday).

While Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal will preside over the function at Amritsar, Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani would be the chief guest at the Fazilka event.

Hundreds of students along with volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and departmental heads of the district administration took part in the rehearsal for the function in Amritsar on Saturday.

Acting deputy commissioner Pradeep Sabharwal took stock of the arrangements for the event. The function is likely to start at 7am and be over by 7:35am.

The venue for the Fazilka function would be the local city garden palace. The event will start at 6am and go on till 8am.

The government has also asked all deputy commissioners to hold functions at district, sub-division and block level to mark the day. All state government employees in and around Chandigarh have been told to participate in the yoga camp at the Sector 78 sports complex in Mohali.

13,000 NCC cadets raring to go

Fatehgarh Sahib: Over 13,000 NCC cadets would participate in the International Yoga Day celebrations to be organised by the Patiala Zone in 28 towns of the state. Colonel Jaiwinder Singh, deputy commandant NCC, Patiala, said as many as 13,239 cadets in 28 towns will perform yoga from 7 am to 7:35 am. The participants will get t-shirts after the event. In Fatehgarh Sahib, 652 cadets from various schools and colleges will perform yoga at Mata Gujri College stadium.

All roads lead to BSNL Park

Sangrur: The district administration has made all arrangements for the Sunday event that would be held at BSNL Park. District ayurvedic officer Dr Gopal Krishan and nodal officer Dr Ravi Madaan for the event said rehearsals were being held in all dispensaries of the district since one week. The function would be presided over by deputy commissioner Arshbir Singh Thind.

500 jail inmates to perform yoga

Kapurthala: More than 500 inmates of the Modern Jail will perform yoga to mark the day. Inspector general of police (prisons) Jagjit Singh will be the chief guest. The event will start at 8 am in the morning. District administration staff will perform yoga at Shalimar Bagh.

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