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An elaborate security will be in place with commandos and para-military forces keeping a close watch in and around the venue.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to send invitation to the leaders of all the political parties, former chief ministers and Assembly speakers, a senior government official said.

In a first, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Ministry on Sunday launched a joint initiative to provide for a Yoga session for diplomats at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here.

The inmates will perform Yoga under the supervision of an expert Yoga trainer, Jaiki said. "This will be our way to lodge protest against the government's attitude towards farmers".

Officials said that compared to a year ago participation has doubled with youngsters showing more enthusiasm.

Held after the day itself, on July 2, if successful the event will make it into the Malaysia Guinness Book of Records, and will beat the current record of 5,000 participants set at the 2016 event.

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Samajwadi Party (SP), on its part, has organised cycle yatras across Uttar Pradesh to spread the message of environment conservation.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has made a decision to invite the leaders of all the political parties, including former chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, to the International Yoga Day function on June 21.

"The leaders of the party will perform Yoga at the district headquarters and the workers will ride bicycles in their constituencies", he said.

China also backed India's move in the United Nations to make June 21 as International Yoga Day, giving a fillip to hundreds of yoga clubs and organisations.

The main event will be held at the Great Wall on June 20.

Canada also celebrates its own International Yoga Day Canada on June 25 with even more events and opportunities to get involved later in the week.

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In 2014 the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the day to be adopted as a global celebration of yoga, which began in India more than 5,000 years ago as a mental, physical and spiritual practice.

As many as 1,000 yoga enthusiasts gathered in Hanoi on June 17 to celebrate the third International Yoga Day by flexing their bodies in various postures.

He explained that the main objective was that by doing yoga regularly, the jail inmates will remain medically fit and think positive, shunning thoughts of committing crime or suicide.

For the first time ever, the Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) has invited a group of 20 young Yoga ambassadors with expertise in performing advanced routines in "Hatha Yoga".

"A television will be installed at the venue so that the farmers cannot only follow the asanas being performed, but also take inspiration from the prime minister", event organiser Janki Sharan Pandey said.

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