THE UT Administration has selected only around 1,600 participants from general public, who will take part in the second edition of International Yoga Day on June 21 at Capitol Complex. Around 30,000 participants are expected to take part in the one-hour event, out of whom 10,000 each will be from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. A list of participants from Chandigarh has been prepared.
UT Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi said that 3,600 participants would be from schools, 1,000 from Panjab University, 3,000 from armed forces and 800 trainers. Around 1,600 participants were selected from general public, who were regularly attending the training camps.
Around 45,000 city residents enrolled for the camps being held by the administration in various educational institutes, green belts, parks and public places. The administration had laid a condition that those who plan to take part in the main event will have to regularly attend and perform well at the one-month training camps. A large number of people were regularly attending the camps with the hope to get selected for the main event.