The 9th edition of the International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in nine cities
The Embassy of India in the Netherlands and the Gandhi Centrum invite one and all to participate in this year’s event.
The events are organized by yoga enthusiasts, institutes, foundations and local community organizations in collaboration with the Embassy of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Yoga is an ancient tradition from India that combines physical, mental and spiritual practices to achieve harmony between body and mind. It is practiced by millions of people around the world.
On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 International Day of Yoga (IDY). The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from the ancient tradition of India. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thinking and doing; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but about discovering the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature”. The first IDY was celebrated around the world on June 21, 2015.
The Embassy of India in the Netherlands has been celebrating IDY every year since 2015. The IDY events planned for this year are at VU University on June 03, Utrecht on June 10, Eindhoven on June 11, Amstelveen on June 17, The Hague on June 18, Rotterdam on June 21, Roermond on June 24, Wageningen on June 25 and Leeuwarden on July 8.
More than 2000 people are expected to participate in these events.
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The Gandhi Centre, cultural center of the Embassy of India, offers regular yoga classes. The center also organizes yoga events from time to time in different cities in schools and universities.