Yoga fever grips China ahead of UN International Yoga Day


The announcement of protest by the farmers have raised security concern for the Lucknoww district administration in view of the PM's visit as he would be attending the International Yoga Day festival to be held at Rama Bai Rally ground on June 21.

As the world is getting all set to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, Indian High Commission in Pakistan is also making efforts to make the event a grand success.

In Washington, hundreds of people gathered at the historic National Mall and performed asanas to mark the Yoga Day to be held on June 21.

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 Indian Ambassador stressed that Yoga is India's gift to humanity, he stressed, given that Yoga helps people balance their bodies, mind and soul.

On the occasion, a Yoga book published by the Indian Government were introduced presented to participants to the event. The main event would be held at the Great Wall on June 20. It has written letters to different Ambassadors and Embassies and urged to make the event successful.

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These young Yoga ambassadors - 10 girls and 10 boys between 22 and 30 years of age - will capture the imagination of Chinese Yoga lovers with their dexterity and poise in demonstrating advance Yoga techniques.

The event attracted the participation of representatives from local agencies, the leaders of Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, Yoga experts from India, as well as more than 1,500 students and those who love yoga in the city.

From June 17 to 26, schools will organise a yoga awareness campaign.

The event was extremely well received by the large number of Yoga follower community in Wenzhou, and was supported by the India China Economic Culture Center of Wenzhou. "The teachers over here take three to four sessions a day", he said.

Yoga has been a key element contributing to the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and India, he said.

Officials said that as compared to the previous year, participation has doubled with youngsters showing more enthusiasm.