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  1. UN headquarters lit up ahead of International Yoga Day

UN headquarters lit up ahead of International Yoga Day

The United Nations headquarters in New York has been lit up ahead of International Yoga Day that will be celebrated on June 21.

By: | Washington | Published: June 20, 2016 2:42 PM
international yoga day The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2014 after a call from the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27. (Reuters)

The United Nations headquarters in New York has been lit up ahead of International Yoga Day that will be celebrated on June 21.

China and Pakistan were also seen celebrating the second International Day for Yoga yesterday.

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2014 after a call from the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi thanks the world for enthusiastic response to International Yoga Day

In China, the Consulate General of India in Shanghai along with Wuxi Municipal People’s Government on Sunday organised the second International Day of Yoga in Wuxi where nearly 3,500 yoga lovers registered and participated in the celebrations.

The Indian Consulate General, also arranged a Chinese speaking Indian yoga teacher, who conducted the yoga session for nearly 1,000 practitioners based on the Common Yoga Protocol sent by the Department of AYUSH.

In Pakistan, the second International Day of Yoga was celebrated on Sunday.

The Indian High Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre organized the celebrations where around 200 yoga enthusiasts drawn from the diplomatic community participated in the celebrations.

Several other nations across the globe also celebrated International Yoga Day.

“Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe! #IDY2016 celebrated with great fervour in all parts of the world today,” tweeted Ministry Of External Affairs Official Spokesperson Vikas Swarup yesterday.

Meanwhile, in India as many as 10,000 people will be participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations in the national capital on June 21 in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

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