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* International Day of Yoga 2017 to be celebrated in Colombo
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 03:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 13, Colombo: To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a mega event will be held on Saturday, 17th June 2017 at the Independence Square park in Colombo.

The first and second International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great fanfare throughout the island in 2015 and 2016 with participation of thousands of yoga enthusiasts.

On 11 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the "International Day of Yoga". The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition that embodies unity of mind, body and soul. Yoga, like Ayurveda, forms a part of shared heritage of India and Sri Lanka.

Gearing up to the 3rd International Day of Yoga, High Commission of India organized the first ever YOGA ROAD SHOW, a soulful journey to the world of Yoga, travelling throughout the island from East to West, from North to South covering major cities of Sri Lanka.

The journey connected thousands of minds, spreading the message of YOGA for wellbeing. This journey was carried on in association with Astanka Yoga Mandir and Institute of Human excellence with active participation of eminent yoga institutions of Sri Lanka such as Sethsada Yoga, Dhamma Yoga, Art of Living, Brahma Kumaris, Student Council of Sri Lanka conducting yoga awareness programmes, lectures, demonstrations in schools, colleges, public places like parks, monuments.

To celebrate the Third International Day of Yoga, a yoga demonstration and practice is organized at the Independence square park area from 6.30am to 8am on Saturday 17th June 2017. All are cordially invited to participate and practice yoga, pranayama and meditation to rejuvenate our body, mind and soul. Participation in the event is free for all members of the public.

For registration and further details contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698 and Email :


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