The Capitol Complex, one of the acclaimed creations of French architect Le Corbusier, here has been spruced up for global attention as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead thousands of participants here in the International Yoga Day event on Tuesday.
A total of 30,000 participants, 10,000 each from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, donning while T-shirts and black or blue lowers, will perform deep breathing and muscle stretch exercises against the backdrop of the Capitol Complex.
While the main event will be held at Capitol Complex, local residents will do yoga at a total of 180 centres spread across the city for which nearly 45,000 people enrolled.
More than 30,500 India-made coloured mats with the Yoga Day logo will be laid on around 12 lakh sq ft of area for the participants to perform yoga.
“We have made special arrangements for the participants like 40 LED (light-emitting diode) screens and 300 prefabricated bio-toilets have been installed at the main venue,” Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal told reporters.
Likewise, LED screens have been put up at 100 venues across the city for live telecast of the main event at Capitol Complex.
“This would certainly benefit the residents who may not be able to reach the main venue due to space constraints,” he said.
He said after the one-hour event, which will start at 7 a.m., the participants would be allowed to take home the yoga mats. Each participant would be given one T-shirt and a bag containing printed material.
Before the yoga session, Prime Minister Modi will make a short address.
Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi, the nodal officer of the event, said 600 special buses would be deployed for transporting the participants from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana to the venue.