February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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PM Modi to lead International Yoga Day celebrations in Mysuru

15,000 to participate; CM Bommai reviews preparations

Bengaluru, June 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lead the International Yoga Day celebrations in Mysuru on June 21 by performing Yoga at the Mysuru Palace premises being organised as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. About 15,000 Yoga enthusiasts are scheduled to join the Prime Minister.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai reviewed the preparations for the mega event. He instructed the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner to finalise the 15,000 participants by June 13. He asked the DC to ensure that the selection comprises people from all sections of the society as instructed by the Prime Minister’s office.

The Chief Minister wanted the officials to make arrangements for transport, snacks, drinking water and other facilities for the participants in perfect coordination with the Union government.

“Extend all the cooperation to the Union AYUSH ministry, which is keen to organise an exhibition on Yoga on the occasion,” Bommai instructed.

The State government has constituted 14 committees including a Core Committee headed by the District in-charge minister for smooth and successful conduct of the event.

Bommai instructed the Police officials to ensure fool-proof security during the PM’s visit.

The International Yoga Day celebrations are being held in a big way at 75 prominent Heritage spots of the country. In Karnataka it has been organised at Mysuru, Halebeedu, Hampi, Pattadakal and Vijayapura(Golgumbaz). Prime Minister Modi would inaugurate the event in Mysuru, while union minister of state for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje would participate in the event at Halebeedu. Union minister for Coal Prahlad Joshi at Hampi IT minister Rajeev Chandrashekar at Pattadakal and Union minister for Energy Bhagwant Khuba at Vijayapura.

Apart from this, Yoga Day celebrations have been organised at 75 places in the State, Bommai said.

Ministers Dr K Sudhakar, ST Somashekar, Narayana Gowda, Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma and other senior officers were present.

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