IDY with PM: Final yoga rehearsal held at Palace
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IDY with PM: Final yoga rehearsal held at Palace

June 19, 2022

Home Minister inspects venues and routes

Mysuru/Mysore: Mysuru city is all set to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 and the Mysore Palace this morning was witness to the final grand rehearsal for the D-Day.

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, who arrived in city last evening, today inspected the venues and routes the Prime Minister would be traversing through during his stay in city on June 20 and 21.

The Home Minister, along with District Minister S.T. Somashekar, MP Pratap Simha, MLAs S.A. Ramdas,  L. Nagendra and C.S. Niranjan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. Bagadi Gautham, City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta, Superintendent of Police (SP) R. Chethan, MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy, Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya, District AYUSH Officer Dr. Seethalakshmi and others, took part in the grand rehearsal of the IDY.

The rehearsal began with Dr. P.N. Ganesh Kumar’s shankanada followed by ‘Omkara,’ prayer and yoga demo.

With flautist Srinidhi Kitti’s background music, over 12,000 yoga enthusiasts performed yoga under the guidance of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga Director Ishwar Basavaraddi with instructions in both Kannada and Hindi.

The 45-minute yoga demo started with chalana kriya (warm-up), followed by asanas like Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Ardha Halasana, etc., Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodana Pranayama, Sheetali Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Dhyana, Sankalpa and concluded with Shanti Mantra as mentioned in the common yoga protocol.

Speaking to media, MP Pratap Simha said that a total of 15,000 yoga enthusiasts including 12,000 public and 3,000 people from the list sent by industries and offices have registered to perform yoga at the Palace along with the PM.

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While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, District Minister S.T. Somashekar and Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar will enter the Palace from Jayamarthanda Gate, other VIPs and people’s representatives will enter the venue from Karikal Thotti Gate.

Mysore Royal Family members Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar will join the PM and other dignitaries on stage. Separate blocks have been created for other VIPs and people’s representatives. Who will occupy which place in the Palace premises on the IDY event, will be finalised by Morarji Desai Institute of Yoga Director by this evening.

After the yoga demonstration, the PM will visit Exhibition Grounds by walk and return to Palace and have breakfast with Wadiyars at their royal residence, the MP briefed on the PM’s itinerary at the Palace.

District Minister Somashekar, who too spoke on the occasion, said that official yoga rehearsals were earlier held on June 5 and June 12 and today’s rehearsal was the final one. A total of 51 separate categories will perform yoga at the IDY event, he said adding that all formalities have been completed for the main event and if rains do not interrupt, it will be successful.

Confirming that there will be no more rehearsal and today’s was the final one, the Minister said that there will be four entry points at the Palace, while two entry gates are for guests, VIPs and people’s reps, North and South gates are for yoga enthusiasts.

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, who too spoke, said that in view of PM’s visit, law and order situation has been reviewed and necessary security arrangements have been made with all senior officers coming together.

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Police have been drawn from different places and KSRP personnel too have been deployed in large numbers to make sure that there are no loopholes in the PM’s security. Also, LED screens have been installed at a few points in the Palace premises so that everyone can have a clear view of the stage.

At the rehearsals today, announcement was being made for the registered yoga enthusiasts to gather at the venue before 5.30 am on June 21. Yoga Federation of Mysore Chairman D. Srihari and office-bearers too were present at the final rehearsal.

10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “IDY with PM: Final yoga rehearsal held at Palace”

  1. Nandini says:

    There is plenty of evidence as the above posters pointed out how Mysore Yoga led by a Guru, was used to abuse women-in this case Western women.
    Mysore, the city of Goddess Chamundeshwari- a female Goddess, of all the places was the centre of these abusive practices. Mysoreans may deny this does not happen any more. My own relatives who were young women were molested and abused by other Mysoreans, some times by their own family members. It is a crying shame, which Mysoreans thin k by hiding will go away. It will not and it shall not.
    Those who hold this Yoga demo should say loud and clear that they condemn this, and condemn the person responsible-Jois. They will not , whikle boasting about ancient culture in India!! What hypocrites!!

  2. Krishdaya says:

    What’s Modi is to do with Jois, all kinds of stupid things are there in our society. Why you guys always live in the past, something good is happening, look at the positive side.

  3. Krishdaya says:

    Modi is nothing to do with Pattabi Jois, why you guys always live in the past when good thing are happening in the city. totally irrelevant.

  4. Raju gowda says:

    @Krishdaya .. if you are a SOM reader for a long time you could have easily figured out. It is Not Jois or his staff or Mysore or even Yoga. It is Modi. He contested the elections and got a land slide victory not once but twice contrary to the aspirations of some section of people. They have not exccused that majority even after 8 years. They tried to stop him within india and abroad with their money and propaganda machinery yet failed. To rub as salt on the sour wound their crown prince and his Italian mother are trying very hard to stay away from.prison but Subbu Swamy has all the evidence that courts can ignore.
    So, it is Modi is the problem. Probably his parents are at fault. If they had known his son may have to face so many low life scoundrels who are so jealous they would have killed themselves before having a child

  5. Sandeep singh says:

    Yes Modi deserves to be kicked out. Some call him Hitler too. Here is the proof
    https://youtu.be/0qxcVmqlViQ

  6. koppal boregowda says:

    Hey TRaju Gowda or Raje Gowda
    Your Modi abandoned his wife, yet he preaches all things good in India culture. You should be ashamed.

  7. Raju Gowda says:

    koppal boregowda – Modi abandoned his wife over 5 decades ago and I should be ashamed of myself? LOL I never thought mental hospitals have internet facilities for patients! Hope you get well soon in your lifetime!!

  8. koppal boregowda says:

    @Raje Gowda
    What a brainless fool you are. Even for a Gowda, your brain lacks cells, and this posts indicates that you have no shame in supporting a man who abandoned his wife, never mind when it was
    You are the person whose brain is twisted and needs some resetting with a psychiatrist help.
    What a dim witted and really insane Gowda, you are! Ofcourse you have no shame, as you are just lesser than a worm in your morality too.

  9. Kawakawaffoxgowda says:

    Ofcourse this idiot @Raju Gowda has no shame, as he too has abandoned his wife, it appears! May be he does not have a wife, but may be a gay person, who knows so many like these Indians are gays and hide it well. Hence, he supports a single person Modi, who knows what he is after deserting his wife. Nothing wrong in these days, if one is gay like him, but best to ‘come out’ and say do! but cowardice wins in India!
    So, we gather from what this idiot posted that he hates women, the height of insanity!

  10. Tane Basavanna says:

    Hello Raju Gowda
    Interesting that you think, you have no mental issues, ignoring the fact that Modi abandoned his wife does not matter when, that fact is he did. Yes, since, you appear to have no brain cells, doubtful you will get any disease related to your brain, as do not have a functioning brain!

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