Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) is set to celebrate multiple significant festivities on June 21, 2024, by showcasing its remarkable infrastructure initiatives under the Smart City Mission in the capital city of Panaji . This day marks International Yoga Day, Vat Purnima, and World Music Day, with a series of events planned to highlight the city’s development and community engagement, states a press release.

International Yoga Day Celebration

To commence the festivities, IPSCDL will host an International Yoga Day session at Yog Sethu which is an infrastructure initiative under the Smart City Mission which  completes a year since its inauguration on 21st June 2023 . The Yog Sethu on D. B. Marg serves as the entrance to the River Mandovi  Promenade set against the scenic backdrop of the  river .  This session is designed to promote the theme of this year’s International Yoga Day – Yoga for Self and Society. The hour – long yoga session will be open to the general public from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, inviting participants of all ages. A Yoga instructor will lead the session, ensuring a rejuvenating experience for all attendees.

Unveiling of the Translocated Banyan Tree on Vat Purnima

On the occasion of Vat Purnima, IPSCDL will unveil the translocated Banyan tree at Campal Parade Ground, a significant ecological and cultural addition to the area. The Banyan tree, which holds immense traditional value, has been carefully translocated to preserve its heritage. The Campal Parade Ground itself is currently being developed into a state-of-the-art sports ground and green community space, enhancing recreational and environmental amenities in Panaji. The unveiling  will take place at 11:00 AM, symbolising growth, renewal and community spirit.

World Music Day Celebrations at Gyan Sethu

Concluding the day’s festivities, IPSCDL invites music lovers to celebrate World Music Day at Gyan Sethu, an initative under the Smart City Mission  , located over the Ourem Creek, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. This event aims to bring together musicians, singers and music enthusiasts from all walks of life to showcase their talents in a scenic and inspiring setting. Performers are encouraged to participate and share their love for music with the community, fostering a sense of unity and cultural richness.

Statement from IPSCDL Official

A top official from IPSCDL expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming events, stating, “IPSCDL has created infrastructure in the capital city meant to be utilized for events and activities. June 21 is an example where we are showcasing our infrastructure under the Smart City Mission to commemorate various events and festivities. These initiatives are designed to engage the community, promote health and wellness, and celebrate our cultural heritage.”

Event Details:

• International Yoga Day Session

• Location: Yog Sethu, D.B. Marg

• Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ( Reporting time 06:45 AM)

• Free and Open to the public

• Unveiling of the Translocated Banyan Tree

• Location: Campal Parade Ground

• Time: 11.00 AM

• Open to the public

• World Music Day Celebrations

• Location: Gyan Sethu, Ourem Creek

• Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

• Open to all music enthusiasts


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