Delhiites Said On International Yoga Day “Yoga Hi Hoga”

[New Delhi] Delhiites Said On International Yoga Day “Yoga To Hoga”
Delhiites TurnOut in Large Numbers for International Yoga Day
The national capital celebrated the second International Yoga Day today with Delhiites turning out in large numbers at several venues earmarked for yoga demonstrations.
[1]Connaught Place was packed with an estimated 10,000 volunteers, who had started assembling before dawn for the event that started at 5:30 AM. Participants lined the three radial roads – inner, middle and outer circle- for the mega event.
[2]The AYUSH Ministry organised the event at six other locations- [a]Lodhi Garden[b]Nehru Park[c]Talkatora Garden[d]Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini[e]Yamuna Sports Complex in Patparganj and [f]District Park in Dwarka.
At least 100 Resident Welfare Associations identified by the ministry also hosted Yoga Day events.
Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Venkaiah Naidu, was present on the dais as the chief guest along with LG Najeeb Jung and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. The dignitaries later joined the crowd for the 45-minute yoga protocol.
The event in Delhi’s Connaught Place saw talks on yoga and musical performances. There were also special yoga performances by two differently-abled groups, including yoga on wheelchair.
A team of 250 CISF personnel, including a CISF women commando team also conducted a demonstration on ‘Pekiti Tirsia Kali’, a Filipino martial art.
Connaught Place was closed for traffic from 3 AM to 9 AM.
Celebrities like international wrestler Sangram Singh and Miss India 2014 Koyal Rana were also present at Connaught Place.
Around 200 officials and employees of the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India , including Secretary R N Choubey, performed various Yoga asanans at the lawns of the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
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The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu along with the Lt. Governor of Delhi Shri Najeeb Jung and other dignitaries participating in the mass performance of Yoga protocol, organised by the Ministry of AYUSH with support of partner agencies, at Central Park, Connaught Place, in New Delhi on June 21, 2016.