Centre shortlists four cities for international yoga day event
New Delhi: The Centre has shortlisted four cities –Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Mysore –for holding the main function of International Yoga Day this year. These four names will now be sent to the PMO which will select one city and then finalise the venue of the main function of IDY to be held on June 21. "We have already started the preparations. The main function of International Yoga Day (IYD) will be held outside Delhi. Four cities –Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Mysore –have been shortlisted for selecting the venue of the main function of International Yoga Day this year," a senior AYUSH ministry official said.
According to the official, several states were consulted and based on their responses the four cities were shortlisted.
In the lead-up to the main event, an international yoga festival would be held in March end, which will be followed by 10 state-level fests to be held in different parts of the country.