India to hold meet in China to celebrate UN Yoga Day

| Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 18:06
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UN Yoga Day

India will hold one of the biggest global yoga meets in China to celebrate the UN’s first International Day of Yoga.

Over 10,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part in the meet being organised in Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China’s Sichuan province from June 17 to 21, K. Nagaraju Naidu, Consul General of the Indian Consulate in Guangzhou said.

China was one of the 170 countries voted for the UN Yoga Day proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.

Reputed yoga teachers from famous institutions such as K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, Indea Yoga, Mysore, Sivananda Yoga, Kerala and Isha Hatha Yoga, Coimbatore will take part in the training sessions and workshops.

The four-day event will be telecast live by Sichuan TV and Chengdu TV. Over 10 television channels and 20 print media agencies will be working with the Consulate to promote the yoga festival in Dujiangyan, Mr. Naidu said.

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