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Washington celebrates International Yoga Day

With the Potomac River as a backdrop, the event included prayers and performances of Indian classical dance. The yoga session showcased the unity and serenity inspired by this age-old Indian practice.

News Arena Network - Washington D.C. - UPDATED: June 19, 2024, 06:59 PM - 2 mins read

Washington celebrates International Yoga Day

Washington celebrates International Yoga Day

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An event celebrating International Yoga Day brought together numerous yoga enthusiasts. The event featured a speech by Sripriya Ranganathan, India's Deputy Ambassador to the US.

 

The International Yoga Day event kicked off at the beautiful Wharf on Wednesday. With the Potomac River as a backdrop, the event included prayers and performances of Indian classical dance. The yoga session showcased the unity and serenity inspired by this age-old Indian practice.

 

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated every June 21. This year's theme is 'Yoga for Self and Society'.

 

During the event, Ranganathan expressed that yoga paves the way for establishing peace and equilibrium, contributing to a brighter future for society.

 

She said that the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11, 2014, to recognise yoga's universal appeal.

 

India proposed the draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga, which was endorsed by a record 175 member states.

 

Yoga has travelled far and wide since its inception in the Indus Valley civilisation. Nearly 5,000 years later, hundreds of millions of people worldwide practice yoga, Ranganathan said.

 

A media release said the event also included elements to popularise the use of millet and environment-friendly products and practices in daily life. 




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