“Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai reviewed the preparations for the mega event. He instructed the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner to finalise the 15,000 participants by June 13. He asked the DC to ensure that the selection comprises people from all sections of the society as instructed by the Prime Minister’s office,” a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
The officials were directed to make arrangements for transport, snacks, drinking water and other facilities for the participants in perfect coordination with the Union government.
“Extend all the cooperation to the Union AYUSH ministry, which is keen to organise an exhibition on Yoga on the occasion,” Bommai told the officials.
The CMO said the State government has constituted 14 committees including a core committee headed by the district in-charge minister for smooth and successful conduct of the event.
The police officials were also directed to ensure fool-proof security during the PM’s visit, it said.
The International Yoga Day celebrations are being held in a big way at 75 prominent heritage spots of the country.
In Karnataka, they would be organised at Mysuru, Halebeedu, Hampi, Pattadakal and Vijayapura (Golgumbaz). Prime Minister Modi would inaugurate the event in Mysuru, while Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje would participate in the event at Halebeedu, the statement said adding Union minister for Coal Prahlad Joshi would do so at Hampi, IT minister Rajeev Chandrashekar at Pattadakal and Union minister for Energy Bhagwant Khuba at Vijayapura.