Space meant for differently abled to seat VIPs on Yoga Day

The Municipal Corporation has received a total of 40 VIP passes, which have been distributed among the councillors and top officials of the civic body.

Written by Hina Rohatki | Chandigarh | Published:June 20, 2016 10:19 am

A SPECIAL enclosure meant for elderly and differently abled people will also accommodate VIPs and BJP leaders who are not keen on doing yoga on June 21. Special passes are being provided to the who’s who of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. The Municipal Corporation has received a total of 40 VIP passes, which have been distributed among the councillors and top officials of the civic body.

A month ago, city BJP unit chief Sanjay Tandon had spoken to Punjab and Haryana Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki to have a corner for the elderly and disabled for which passes were made.

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The BJP chief Sunday said the enclosure will be used to accommodate ministers and other VIPs. Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi, he said the corner was meant only for special invitees. “Ministers, MLAs from Punjab and Haryana and other special invitees will sit there,” said Joshi. Mayor Arun Sood had sent four lists to the administration for providing VIP passes. The lists included the names of key members of Residents Welfare associations, MC and others.

A BJP councillor, who did not wish to be named, said, “I tried doing all the asanas of yoga for ten days but have decided not to do it. We have got the special passes so we will just watch the event.”

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to arrive in the city Monday, Senior Deputy Mayor Davesh Moudgil launched the logo of a television programme and its jingle titled ‘Good Morning Yoga’ here Sunday.

It will be an anchor-based programme that will provide a common platform to yogis, Yoga Professors, politicians, social workers, bureaucrats, women and the young to share their experiences and positive changes brought in by yoga. The programme has been directed by Pradeep Singh. Two episodes of this programme have been made and they would be aired on a local channels. Talks with Delhi Doordarshan are under way for airing the programme. “DD requires four episodes and we are done with two,” said Moudgil.

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