INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
Yoga, having its origin in India, is more than a 5,000-year-old ancient culture. It is not restricted as a physical movement. Yoga is not magic but an educational process by which the human mind is trained to become more and more natural. Really yoga means union. Union of the limited consciousness, the micro with that of the unlimited consciousness, the macro. Yoga maintains good harmony between body, mind and soul. It aims to complete transformation.
On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. 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, Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. “.
Date : June 21st, Wed, 2017
Venue: South Kailash Universal Peace Sanctuary
Time 10.00 am to 2.00 pm