The International Yoga Day on June 21 will witness an unprecedented large performance in Dehradun. In the world's largest, over 60,000 people will perform together different asanas at the event, a government official has said.
The Uttarakhand government has moved a proposal to make the Forest Research Institute (FRI) the venue for the event, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said on Tuesday at a meeting to review preparations for the event.
The Yoga Day programme will start at 7 am and continue till 7.45 am with over 60,000 participants performing together different asanas in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh said in a statement.
Two rehearsals for the event will be held on June 18-19, he said. The Uttarakhand Police, the Army, para-military personnel, NCC, NSS, Scout guide, yog sansthan, school and college students, and representatives of different organisations will participate in the event, the release said.
Besides the national event in Dehradun, programmes will also be held at every district headquarters, blocks and gram panchayats to mark the occasion. A run for yoga will also be held in the city in June, Singh was quoted as saying in the release.