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Bend it with yoga

Issue 02, 2021

Bend it with yoga

India Perspectives |author

Issue 02, 2021


The 7th International Day of Yoga (June 21) 2021 was celebrated across the world in the hybrid mode following all Covid-19 protocols. We bring you glimpses of how Indian embassies and consulate generals the world over marked the day

To mark the International Day of Yoga 2021, the Embassy of India, Rome, Italy, organised a large-scale yoga session on June 19, 2021, in a stunning and historical part of the city, Castel Sant’Angelo, with a spectacular backdrop of the Castel and with the Tiber river flowing on the side. Hundreds of participants gathered to perform the yoga protocol guided by representatives of 10 yoga associations

 

On June 19, 2021, the Indian embassy in Paris organised an exceptional morning of yoga at the Invalides to mark the International Day of Yoga 2021. For its 7th edition, the event, which was free and open to all, invited participants to discover and perfect the practice of traditional yoga

 

The 7th International Day of Yoga 2021, was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 21, 2020, in hybrid mode. The main event was held at the Embassy of India premises with select Danish and Indian dignitaries participating in person and thousands of yoga enthusiasts joining through live streaming. The participants were guided through demonstrations of asanas, pranayama and meditation during the event

 

International Day of Yoga 2021 celebrations at Consulate General of India, Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the celebrations, the consulate, along with the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, had partnered with prominent yoga and Ayurveda schools from Brazil and India to spread the message of yoga and Ayurveda, and to ensure widespread participation in 34 virtual events organised between June 1- 30. These events were in partnership with 21 yoga and Ayurveda professionals/ institutions from the five states under the jurisdiction of the consulate

 

International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2021 celebrations at Embassy of India, Kuwait. The 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY) – 2021, on the theme ‘Yoga For Wellness’, was celebrated at the Embassy of India premises on June 18, 2021, in a hybrid format. The event, which marks the Government of India’s initiative to spread awareness about Yoga and its benefits around the world, also witnessed a live demo of yogasanas, while following Covid-19 protocols

 

IDY 2021 celebrations at Consulate General of India, Toronto. To mark the event, the Consulate General of India, Toronto, organised hour-long yoga sessions everyday from June 1-21 in various centres across Toronto

 

The Indian embassy in Athens, Greece, kick-started International Yoga Week in Athens on June 19, 2021. Here is a glimpse of the inaugural function that was held at the iconic Zappeion Megaron in Athens

 

The Embassy Of India, Caracas, Venezuela, marked IDY 2021, with a yoga session at the iconic La Casona Cultural Complex in Caracas on June 21, 2021. The IDY celebrations in Caracas also provided an occasion for discussion on strengthening cooperation in the field of yoga and also making yoga popular in various states of Venezuela

 

The Embassy of India in Paramaribo, Suriname, celebrated the 7th edition of the International Day of Yoga with the theme ‘Be with Yoga, Be at Home’ on June 21, 2021

 

International Day of Yoga 2021 celebrations at Consulate General of India in Chicago, the US, was marked by yoga and pranayama sessions along with an engaging online quiz contest on June 21, 2021. Here, a yoga session being conducted at Grant Park in Chicago on June 19, 2021

 

International Day of Yoga 2021 celebrations at the Consulate General Of India, Hong Kong and Macau

 

As a part of celebrations of International Day of Yoga, the Consulate General of India in New York organised a day-long event to showcase yoga, holistic health, Ayurveda and wellness at New York’s iconic Times Square. The event was attended by over 3,000 people

 

The Embassy of India in Cairo had organised two events (offline) – one at India House and another at The Children’s Civilization and Creativity Center (The Child Museum), Heliopolis, Cairo, on June 21, 2021, which was attended by over 200 people

 

The 7th International Day of Yoga programme, organised by Chirosabuj Sangha Akhaura, was supported by the Assistant High Commission of India, Chittagong, Bangladesh

 

In China, the 7th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the Indian embassy in Beijing with great fervour on June 20, 2021. More than 500 people, including many yoga enthusiasts and diplomats, gathered at India House to participate in the event

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