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Yoga trips Swachh Bharat, at least for a day

international yoga day Updated: Jun 21, 2016 12:54 IST
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The empty water bottles left behind by the participants at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Even as people participated with enthusiasm in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s International Yoga Day event here on Tuesday, the Swachh Bharat initiative seems to have taken the back seat, going by the litter left behind by the participants.

The empty water bottles left behind by the yoga enthusiasts outside one of the venues in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
The litter left behind by the participants at the Capitol Complex, where the session was held amid water pools and wet carpets, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Piles of empty water bottles, food packets and placards were seen at the main venue—Capitol Complex—and other locations across the city after the yoga session was over. There was no provision to collect the litter and participants dumped it as per their suitability.

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The litter at the Yoga Day event at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

The participants at Capitol Complex had to perform the session in pathetic conditions as the carpets were wet due to the rain the previous day.