International Day of Yoga 2017 to be celebrated in Colombo

International Day of Yoga 2017 to be celebrated in Colombo


International Day of Yoga 2017 to be celebrated in 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. 

     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. 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.  

     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 well being. 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 organised 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 please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698 and  




13 June, 2017

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