Even As nearly 30,000 residents of Tricity gathered at the Capitol Complex on Tuesday morning to perform yoga with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government schools in the city witnessed a very poor show on the occasion of the second International Yoga Day.
Out of the 96 government schools in the city where yoga sessions were scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, live LEDs were installed only in 56 schools. 40 other government schools in the city did not have any live telecast of the Yoga Day celebrations, which further led to a decrease in the number of participants that showed up for the yoga session.
Even across the 56 government schools where International Yoga Day was celebrated, very few number of students and teachers were seen at the venues.
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Explaining the major reason for the low turnout of students, Amrinder Wahi, parent of a student studying at Government High School in Sector 24 told Chandigarh Newsline, “Our children were promised that they would get to perform at the Capitol Complex along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And since not all students were allowed to go to the Capitol Complex, the other students were disheartened.”
On Tuesday, a total of only 2600 students from city government and private schools performed along with PM Modi at the Capitol Complex. Limited participation was also seen across private schools in the city on Tuesday morning with less than 40 students only turning up at each of the schools in the city.