- Map A: Mysore Palace; Plan B: Chamundi Vihar indoor stadium; Map C: Durbar Hall Palace
- The district administration is focusing on alternative yoga venues as there are chances of rain
Mysore/Mysore: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a high-level meeting in Mysuru on June 8 regarding June 21 International Yoga Day (IDY) where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the mass demonstration of yoga.
Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretary of CM, Senior Officers of AYUSH Department, Senior Officers of Mysuru District and Police will be part of the meeting.
At a press conference held at a private hotel in the city this morning, Mysuru District Minister ST Somashekar, along with MP Pratap Simha, MPs SA Ramdas, L. Nagendra, the city’s BJP chairman TS Srivatsa and others said the CM is expected to arrive in Mysuru on the morning of June 8th. It will hold two meetings, the first concerning the preparations for the Yoga Day and the second concerning the MLC elections.
Today’s press conference was called to list the achievements of Modi’s government in eight years and the subject of yoga and the Chief Minister’s visit came as reporters asked questions.
Regarding the Prime Minister’s itinerary, MP Pratap Simha said that at present there is no visibility on the point-to-point details of the Prime Minister’s visit as the final call will be taken by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Special Protection Unit. (GPS).
The PMO and SPG will release the itinerary after the officials visit Mysuru a few days before the Prime Minister’s visit and details will not be known until then. Yesterday, Somashekar said a maximum of 15,000 people could be accommodated inside the palace, including 3,000 VIPs.
Precaution against rain
Based on the guideline issued by the Center and also the state authorities, Mysuru District Administration has identified two alternative venues for the mass yoga performances considering the weather conditions.
While the main venue will be at Mysore Palace as decided earlier, the indoor Chamundi Vihar Stadium and Durbar Hall of Mysore Palace will be Plan B and Plan C respectively in case of rain. Officials said it all depends on the June 20 weather. If it is raining, alternate locations will be taken advantage of.
The idea of Durbar Hall was mooted during the meeting with the Deputy Commissioner recently where the officials felt that Prime Minister Modi will be in the palace premises on June 21 anyway and if it rains it may move to Durbar Hall with limited crowds, sources said. .