Lucknow, April 16: Lucknow - the City of Nawabs - is likely to host the main event of the International Day of Yoga, IDY celebrations, which falls on June 21.
"Lucknow is likely to hold the main event of the International Day of Yoga, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi may take park. However, a final decision in this regard is yet to be taken," a senior state BJP leader said.
He said that the Ayush Ministry has proposed Lucknow as the venue for the main function for Yoga day celebrations this year and is waiting for final nod from the Prime Minister's Office.
The Union Ayush Ministry is also planning to organise a major yoga event in at least one city in each district across the country. The ministry zeroed in on Lucknow as the possible venue at a review meeting on the preparations for the IDY.
The official website of the Ayush ministry on its web page pertaining to International Day of Yoga also requests the people visiting the page to make the following pledge- "I pledge to make Yoga an integral part of my daily life." So far, 2.6 lakh visitors have pledged to make Yoga an integral part of their daily life.
The main programme would be the mass yoga demonstration from 7.00 am to 8.00 am, which will adhere to Common Yoga Protocol, CYP. Other events would include seminars, workshops, musical and cultural programmes.