New Delhi : As a part of celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence as “Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) observed the International Day of Yoga at 75 locations including its 45 Schools and 30 other locations like Parks, Gardens, Working Women Hostels, RWAs/MTAs area. Around 20,000 participants performed common protocol of yoga on the occasion.
The main event was organized at Charkha Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi wherein Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena along with Chairperson-NDMC, Shri Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Vice Chairperson, Shri Satish Upadhyay, Member-Shri Kuljeet Singh Chahal, Smt. Vishakha Sailani and Secretary, NDMC-Shri Vikram Singh Malik, other Head of Departments and staff participated and performed common yoga protocol.
Besides, this main program, the yoga day was also celebrated at Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden, Singapore Park, Sanjay Jheel, Asean Park, Commonwealth Park, DIZ Garden, Keshav Park, Valmiki Mandir Park and many other locations in New Delhi area in which morning walkers, joggers, local residents and yoga lovers participated and performed the yoga protocol.
NDMC collaborated with Gayatri Pariwar at Talkatora Garden, Patanjali at Lodhi Garden and Art of Living at Nehru Park for yoga day performance.
NDMC’s Atal Adarsh Vidyalays and Navyug Schools students and teachers also participated in Yoga Event organized in their respective schools in which students of all age group and classes performed yoga under the guidance of yoga teachers and instructors of partner yoga institution. NDMC arranged the live telecast of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s speech from Mysuru, Karnataka on LED screens at five venues.
In order to facilitate participation in the celebration of International Day of yoga and make the program successful, NDMC made necessary arrangements of civic and basic amenities including potable water, mobile toilets, ambulance and first-aid desk along with providing Yoga mat and T-shirts. NDMC deployed around 3000 manpower under the supervision of around 100 nodal officers at all locations.
NDMC had also rope up the event since 14th June by organizing Yoga Build camps at Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Lodhi Garden in association with partner yoga institutions. These Build up camps were also organized in the NDMC Schools from 18th June to 20th June for successful organization of International Day of Yoga 2022.