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8,000 Lucknow University students to perform yoga with PM Narendra Modi

A grand event is being planned for the Prime Minister in Lucknow where 51,000 participants will join him in International Yoga Day celebrations

lucknow Updated: May 25, 2017 13:49 IST
Rajeev Mullick
About 51,000 participants, including students, NCC and NSS cadets, and scouts will join PM Narendra Modi in International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow on June 21.
About 51,000 participants, including students, NCC and NSS cadets, and scouts will join PM Narendra Modi in International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow on June 21.(HT File Photo)

Nearly 8,000 students from Lucknow University (LU) will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in International Yoga Day celebrations to be organised at Ramabai Rally Sthal in Lucknow on June 21.

A grand event is being planned for the PM in which 51,000 participants, including students, NCC and NSS cadets and scouts will participate.

A meeting of principals of colleges was organised at LU’s Malviya Hall on Wednesday. LU vice-chancellor Prof SP Singh presided over the meeting. He said colleges had been advised to send at least two busloads of participants each. “One full bus means 50 participants. The government will provide one bus for every 50 participants. They will be picked up and dropped back also,” he said.

The LU V-C said all participants will be trained by yoga experts. “One trainer will be available at the proposed site for each group of 50 participants. A rehearsal will be conducted on June 19 and every participant will be provided with a T-shirt for Yoga Day.”

Participants are required to fill up a registration form available with colleges as well as on the LU website. Colleges will submit hard copies of forms to the university NSS coordinator Rakesh Dwivedi by May 26. In addition, the participants’ list will have to be e-mailed to dr.rakeshdwivedi@gmail.com

LU spokesperson Prof NK Pandey said, “All participants of International Yoga Day as well as the participating colleges will receive certificates. Colleges that show maximum cooperation and participation will be awarded by the Lucknow University and also by the state unit of NSS.”

Around 5,000 students of City Montessori School will perform yoga with PM Narendra Modi on the forthcoming third International Yoga Day. Students are enthusiastically practising yoga these days. Daily camps are being organised on CMS campuses and yoga trainers have also been roped in.

As part of the celebrations, a 72-member team of CMS students will also perform yoga at the United Nations headquarters in New York. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres will attend the programme. CMS students also visited the UN headquarters in 2015 to perform yoga, accompanied by union minister Sushma Swaraj and spiritual guru Ravi Shankar. The then United Nations secretary general Ban ki-Moon also took part in the celebrations.