Even as the City Beautiful is set to host the second edition of International Yoga Day, residents will have minimum representation in the main event to be held at Capitol Complex on June 21.
Around 30,000 participants are expected to take part in the one-hour event, of which 10,000 each will be from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. From Chandigarh, around 5,000 participants will be from the armed forces and nearly 4,000 from educational institutes, leaving room for just around 1,000 participants to be selected from the general public.
Around 45,000 city residents have enrolled for the yoga camps.
In the hope of taking part in the main event that will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, around 11,000 people across the city are regularly sweating it out at around 200 training camps.
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Dr Dinesh Brahmachari, who is supervising the camps, said: “City residents are putting in lot of efforts. It would be shameful if only a handful are picked.”
Tajpal Singh, who is imparting training at Sector 20, said common people, who have been seriously doing yoga, should not be ignored by the administration.
UT home secretary Anurag Agarwal said they would try to accommodate as many participants from general public as possible. “All those who have been performing well in the camps will be picked for the main event,” said Agarwal. He said the exact number of participants from general public who will take part in the main event will be clear by June 15.