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Ramdev leads rehearsals for International Yoga Day

Yoga exponent Ramdev, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Manoj Tiwari and others practiced Yoga at Rajpath ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21

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Over the past month, Tejpal Singh has been toiling hard at the training camps with one aim — to do yoga with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21 at Capitol Complex. And he is happy to have been picked for the mega event.

Participants during a yoga rehearsal ahead of International Yoga Day at Rajpath on Sunday. The International Yoga Day will be marked on June 21. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand) READ Stage set for 2nd International Yoga Day; 30,000 ‘chosen ones’ wait for mega event

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A total of 30,000 participants —10,000 each from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana — will participate in the event. While the main event will be held at Capitol Complex, city residents will do yoga at a total of 180 centres across the city.

Yoga exponent Ramdev, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Manoj Tiwari and others practice Yoga during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand) READ Stage set for 2nd International Yoga Day; 30,000 ‘chosen ones’ wait for mega event

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The Chandigarh administration has put in a lot of efforts into making the arrangements for the event. In the run-up to it, a four-day yoga festival and month-long training camps were organised at 180 locations for which nearly 45,000 residents enrolled. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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As many as 30,500 blue, pink and other coloured Indian-made mats with the Yoga Day logo, and of the specified 5 mm thickness and 6X2 ft size have been laid on green-coloured carpet covering around 12 lakh sq ft of area.

Yoga exponent Ramdev practices Yoga during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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Elaborate arrangements have been made for the participants, such as 40 LED screens at the venue, 300 prefabricated bio-toilets and over 300 dustbins. As many as 1.25 lakh water bottles have been purchased for the participants.(Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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A total of 100 ushers have been hired for escorting VVIPs and general public, while 100 security guards have been tasked with managing guests. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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Entry to the venue will start by 4am and close by 5.30 am through designated entry points. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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After the one-hour event that will start at 7 am, participants will get to take home the mat on which they do their asanas. They are also going to be given T-shirts and bags containing printed material.

Participants performing Yoga during Full dress Rehearsal for International Day of Yoga at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Sunday, June 19 2016. (Source: Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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LED screens have been put up at all the 100 venues for live telecast of the main event from Capitol Complex. The administration is spending over Rs 42 lakh on LEDs. The decision has been taken for the benefit of residents who could not make it to the main event due to space constraints.

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The concrete expanse of Capitol Complex have been beautified with ornamental plants on which the administration spend Rs 4.23 lakh.

Specially abled children before Yoga session during Full dress Rehearsal for International Day of Yoga at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Sunday, June 19 2016. (Source: Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Around 4,000 ornamental plants —200 each Dwarf Chandni, Tecoma Stans, Hamelia Patens, Ficus Tall, Junipers and Areca Palm; 50 Golden Bottle Topiary and 2000 Ground Cover — have been planted at the Complex. Besides, a total of 1,000 earthen pots with different varieties of flowers have been placed across the venue. Both the pools, along with the main stage, have been decorated with rose flowers. (Source: Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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The participants will have to wear black or blue colour lowers, while administration will provide white colour T shirts.

Art of Living along with Malabar Hill Citizens forum practiced yoga in Priyadarshini park, Mumbai as preparation prior to International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sunday, 19th June, 2016. (Source: Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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To avoid disruption of the inter-city bus service, administration has decided not to use CTU buses for transporting participants to the venue. (Source: Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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The administration has spend around Rs 2.49 lakh for lighting arrangements with power backup in the parking area near Capitol Complex.

Davesh Moudgil Senior Deputy Mayor (center) along with others curtain raiser of Jingle and logo of New TV programe on Yoga named ”Good Morning Yoga” at press club in sector 27 Chandigarh on Sunday, June 19 2016. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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Vacant land near Capitol Complex and Chandigarh Club will be used for parking buses ferrying participants to the venue. No private vehicles will be allowed and a total of 600 buses will be used to transport participants from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Governor Acharya Devvrat performs yogasana on the occasion of yoga rehearsal camp organized by Rotary Club, Shimla at Rajbhawan on Sunday. (Source: Express photo)

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The participants will be allowed to carry their cellphones to enable them to click selfies. As large number of youngsters are expected to take part, administration will set up a selfie zone at the entrance of the Capitol Complex where people can click selfies. (Source: Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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All the participants have been issued Aadhaar-linked radio frequency identification cards. The participants have be divided into groups of 50, with one person as a group coordinator.

Preparation going at Capitol Complex for International Yoga Day in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Source: Express Photo)

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