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Govt wants to make Yoga Day a grand success

| | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Intent on ensuring that a capacity crowd performs Yoga along with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at sprawling Forest Research Institute (FRI) campus in Dehradun on International Day of Yoga ( June 21), a harried State Government is now going the whole hog to ensure that the programme is successful.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh are directly monitoring the preparation for the mega event. The organisers have taken up a target of an attendance of at least 50,000 people on the day to please the PM. Meetings at hectic pace are being organised at the state secretariat and special tasks are being assigned to different departments to achieve the turnout target. The district administration of Dehradun and Haridwar are  also working at a frenzied pace to ensure the expected attendance while providing logistic support to those attending the programme.

On Thursday, the CM himself would hold a review meeting of the preparations. A day after on June 15, the chief secretary would visit Haridwar to oversee the activities for the event. A large crowd of participants is expected from Haridwar which houses many ashrams and Yoga institutes. On June 16, CS would again take a meeting of the officials concerned in Dehradun. A rehearsal for the mega event is planned on June 19 at the venue.

On Wednesday, the state cabinet informally discussed the proposed event featuring PM in details. It was decided to constitute eight committees to oversee arrangements like transportation, security, management and marketing. The health department has been directed to deploy 25 ambulances and a contingent of doctors for the event.

The ensuing summer vacations in the schools and colleges have left the organisers in cold sweat. However, the government has directed both the school managements and higher education department to ensure maximum attendance of the students at the event.




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