NEW DELHI: 600 students and staff from Jamia Millia Islamia will participate in the International Yoga day on June 21. A statement from the L-G Najeeb Jung’s office said that the Jamia Millia Islamia University was holding yoga classes in the morning and evenings in preparation of the June 21 programme. “Besides, the university will spread awareness about Yoga through Jamia Radio to its neighbourhood,” the JMI vice-chancellor informed the L-G, said the statement from the L-G office.
Meanwhile, a special event will be held at CP where 10,000 people are expected to participate, to celebrate the day.
On June 19, 27,000 people are likely to participate in a special session on yoga by Baba Ramdev which shall take place at Rajpath, added the statement.
JMI is not the only university gearing up for the international yoga day. Jamia Hamdard has appointed special instructors to train 800 students in yoga. Delhi Technological University and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology are celebrating the day by organizing ‘Yoga for Harmony and Peace’, besides holding a week long yoga workshop in which 800 students are likely to participate, the statement further added.
University of Delhi also plans to hold a special event at the university on June 20-21, as also in colleges across Delhi on June 21 where a 45-minute special session on yoga shall be organized for students, teachers and staff.
This is apart from a host of events being organized by other universities and educational institutes, said the L-G’s office. While Ambedkar University will launch a week-long exhibition on yoga starting June 21, JNU organize yoga workshops and hold special lecture series on yoga on campus for its students and staff.
On June 21, the education department of the Delhi government is planning to hold a special event in the Chatrasal Stadium.
Alongside the preparations by education institutions, the ministry of Ayush and civic agencies is also organizing a special event for International Yoga day, said the statement.
The Ayush ministry is planning to have a special programme in Central Park, Connaught Place and its radial roads. 10,000 people are expected to congregate at the Central Park for the event. Besides, six other locations in Delhi shall witness special yoga sessions including one at Nehru Park, which is likely to see participation by international delegates, including diplomats on the day.