International Yoga Day 2022 to be celebrated at Phugewadi Metro Station, Pune; First 1000 visitors will get a joy ride in Pune Metro

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Mumbai, 18 JUN 2022

As part of the eighth International Yoga Day on 21st June 2022, Government of India is organising special programmes across the country. Around 75 special and historic locations have been identified for the Yoga Day Celebration.

The Yoga Day Celebration in Pune will be inaugurated in the presence of Union minister for MSME Narayan Rane. IYD celebration will be organised at Phugewadi metro station in Pimpri Chinchvad Municipal Corporation. Director, Maharashtra Region, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, P M Parlewar informed this during a press conference at Patrakar Bhavan, Navi Peth, Pune, today. Ministry of MSME, National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) Pune, AYUSH Ministry, Pune, Central Communication Bureau (Maharashtra & Goa), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Pune Metro will jointly organise the Yoga Day Celebration in Pune on June 21.

Union minister Narayan Rane will inaugurate a three-day painting exhibition on various Yoga Gurus at 6.30 am. The exhibition is organised by Central Bureau of Communication, Pune. After the inauguration, from 6.40 am to 7.00 am there will be live telecast of Yoga Day programme from Mysore, Karnataka, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be chief guest. General yoga session with regular simple yoga practices will be held from 7.00 am to 7.45 am. Shri Palewar informed that arrangements have been made for more than 1000 citizens at the venue.

“This year, yoga day is being celebrated in a unique manner in Pune – at Metro Station. The Yoga sessions will be held with the participation of the citizens present, at parking space, entrance, near ticket counters and metro platform of Phugewadi Metro Station on June 21,” informed Director, NIN, Prof Dr K Satyalakshmi. NIN will provide Yoga mats and healthy snacks to the citizens, informed Prof Dr. Satyalakshmi.

Manoj Kumar Daniel, an official of Pune Metro, appealed people to participate in the yoga festival and see the work of Metro as well. First 1000 visitors will get a joy ride from Phugewadi to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and back. ‘The free ride is sponsored by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,’ he informed.

A three-day ‘Yoga-painting Exhibition’ is also organized by the Central Bureau of Communications, Maharashtra & Goa. Deputy Director, CBC, Nikhil Deshmukh, said that the exhibition is free and there is no need to buy platform tickets either.

Apart from this, Sahyadri hospital will organise a free medical camp as a part of Yoga-day celebration. The first-aid facility will also be available at the camp for all participants.

Live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech and common yoga practice from the main event will be facilitated through LED projectors. Publicity of the International Day of Yoga programme is being done through hoardings, banners, social media posts, flash mobs etc. Eminent personalities and celebrities in Pune will also participate in awareness campaigns for Yoga-day along with Red FM 93.5 radio channel.



Source PIB