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UT admn, firm employees, students: Meet the people behind the Yoga Day show

punjab Updated: Jun 20, 2016 13:50 IST
Monica Sharma
Yoga Day

Traffic jam after the full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day at the Capitol Complex on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Spending more than 15 hours in a day at the site and working on minutest of details, the UT administration employees, workers and the staff of the company Arch Concept - provided the contract of the venue - and students members of NGO Nav Sankalp are the people toiling day and night to make the second International Yoga Day a success.

The entire work is being closely supervised by UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi and reviewed by UT adviser Parimal Rai and home secretary Anurag Aggarwal.

The director of Arch Concept, Dilpreet Singh Oberoi, 40, has been allotted tender worth `2.89 crore for yoga day event.

“We had organised the first yoga day event at Delhi last year. To set up the infrastructure we conducted a complete tour of the Capitol Complex for three times before setting the things going. We are making arrangements from setting up the stage, LEDs, yoga mats, water and medical booths, temporary toilets. We have deployed more than 700 workers at the venue to carry out the ground work for last 15 days. We did all the measurements so that everything is accurate and in place.

To manage rain and storm conditions we have stacked extra yoga mats so that they can be replaced immediately,” said Oberoi.


UT engineering department is managing the entire arrangements of the day at the ground level. Be it laying of the carpets, yoga mats or putting up the temporary toilets, the department is working at multiple levels. UT chief engineer Mukesh Anand, executive engineer Rakesh Bajaj, sub-divisional officer Arman Singh are spending more than 12 hours every day at the venue so that everything remains in proper order.


International Yoga Day 2016 chief coordinator Dr Dinesh Brahmchari, Patanjli Yog Samiti Chandigarh Mandal Prabhari R R Passi and Art of Living yoga expert Madhu Pandit have been organising camps across the city. They have been instrumental in making the yoga camps a success throughout the city. Art of Living trainers are conducting 50 camps, Patanjali 76 camps and Brahmrishi Yoga Training College, Sector 19, around 50 camps. These master trainers, along with 800 trainers, have managed to bring it all together by practicising the protocol yoga over the last one month.


As many as 70 volunteers of the NGO for the last one month have been assisting the deputy commissioner in getting the message of yoga travel among the masses through social media. The volunteers between the age group of 18 and 24 years are largely students and handled the entire ground work of yoga festival. They also uploaded 360 degree view live photo feature of the yoga festival. Now they are giving updates of on all forums, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.