Singapore to Celebrate the First International Day of Yoga

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The First International Day of Yoga, on 21st Jun 2015, declared by United Nations General Assembly, will be celebrated in Singapore at more than 40 centers by various cultural organizations, expecting a massive participation of over 3000 people from all over Singapore.

As part of the world wide celebration, Vivekananda Seva Sangh (Singapore), announced a grand Free Yoga Workshop, in partnership with High Commission of India at Yuhua Community Club, 90 Boon Lay Way, Jurong East on 21st Jun 2015 from 9.00AM to 11.00 AM.

Those who are interested to participate for the International Day of Yoga Celebration can register for free by sending an SMS “Yoga" <Participants Name> to the hotline number 81184475. More details about International Day of Yoga is available in the official website http://idayofyoga.org/

 

The program will be open to all for free registration. Even people without any previous experience in practicing Yoga, can attend this introduction program for an authentic beginning of Yoga in their life.

The program agenda is designed by Ministry of AYUSH, India, based on immense literature research and consultation with various Yoga Gurus, for the well being and happiness of all people regardless of caste, creed, race, or gender. During the Celebration, simple basic, but powerful yoga and meditation techniques will be demonstrated with training by experienced volunteers, under the guidance of eminent yoga masters.

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which aims to transform both body and mind, and now Yoga is connecting different nations into unity through peace and harmony.

On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. " 

In Suggesting June 21, which is the summer solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

The declaration of June 21st as 'International Day of Yoga' by the UN is a matter of honor for India, and the world is getting ready by planning events and  activities on International Day of Yoga with an aim of making Yoga a mass movement, with the slogan, “Yoga for Peace and Harmony”.

 

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