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Despite virus threat, 50 events in Panchkula

Despite virus threat, 50 events in Panchkula

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 16

Though the threat of a third wave of Covid-19 looms large, Panchkula will celebrate the seventh International Day of Yoga by organising 50 yoga events across the district on June 21.

As per the plan of the district administration, each event will have 50 participants with strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol in place. Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh today presided over a meeting in this regard.

He discussed with officials the preparedness for the day for its successful conduct. The main event will take place at Red Bishop Hotel in Sector 1. Apart from the main programme, events will be organised at colleges, schools, parks and other suitable places.

The District Development and Panchayat Officer is the nodal officer for organising the events in rural areas of the district.

The Deputy Commissioner directed officials to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing of masks and social distancing during the 45-minute programme.

“Adequate arrangements for drinking water, security and traffic management should be made at the venues so that the yoga participants do not face any inconvenience,” he said.

According to a press notice, prior to the main event on June 21, yoga training and rehearsal programmes will be organised from June 18 to 20 at select places for 50 persons each, in which instructors from the Patanjali Yog Samiti and yoga instructors and PTIs of the Education Department will impart yoga training to the participants.

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