Atleast 300 Muslim men and women under the banner of the Muslim Rashtriya among the 55,000 strong participants at the Ramabai Ambedkar maidan
“More than 1,000 Muslims had contacted us about participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations, but at least 300 have confirmed their participation. Most of the participants will be observing roza, while performing yoga. In fact most of them are likely to arrive to the programme venue after Sehri (pre-dawn meal),”said Mahiraj Dhwaj Singh, national co-convenor (organisation) of Muslim Rashtriya Manch for UP and Uttarakhand
Azam Khan, the national president of Shriram Mandir Nirman Muslim karsevak march will also be performing yoga while fasting.
“I will be participating in the third International Yoga Day celebrations and performing various yoga asanas (postures),” he said.
Mohsin Raza , minister of state for Muslim Waqf and Haj said
“I will also participate and perform yoga while observing roza. Both yoga and roza are good for one’s health.”
Raees Khan , the UP and Uttarakhand in-charge of Muslim Rashtriya Manch said
“So far 300 have already confirmed their participation. Most of the participants will be rozadars. Since 15 days, the participants have been practicing different aasans and postures,”
For convenience of ordinary citizens LED screens will be installed at different parks in Lucknow, so that visitors could also participate simultaneously.
The main programme would be the mass yoga demonstration from 7.00 to 8.00 am. Other events would include Yoga,fests, seminars, workshops,musical and cultural programmes.