30,000 Paramilitary Personnel To Take Part In Yoga Day Events


New Delhi:  At least 30,000 paramilitary personnel will participate in events organised in state capitals and other prominent cities across the country to make the June 21 international Yoga Day celebration a success.

A high-level meeting of the Committee of Secretaries decided that the celebrations must be participated by at least 1,000 central paramilitary force personnel at each locations in ensuring the “grandeur” of the event across the country.

At the main event, to be held in Chandigarh with the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at least 2,000 paramilitary personnel will take part the event.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has been made the nodal force for the Chandigarh event. The force’s primary mandate is to guard the Sino-Indian border, sources said.

According to a circular, a minimum of 1,000 personnel of paramilitary forces will be deployed in concerned state capital and cities for participation. The event will be held at 28 prominent cities or state capitals.

Every state capital will have a nodal force like CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB and Assam Rifles and they will ensure the jawans participation with common dress — white T-shirts and black track pants.

The paramilitary forces were told to organise Yoga Day event in all state capitals where state governments are not involved. State governments of a few non-BJP rule states are not organising the celebration, sources said.