Belgium to hold International Day of Yoga on June 19

Brussels, June 7 (IANS) A number of yoga federations, yoga teachers and yoga schools are coming together to organise the second edition of the grand Yoga session in Brussels on June 19, India’s ambassador to Belgium and the EU Manjeev Singh Puri announced here on Tuesday.

“The second International Day of Yoga would not only carry forward the accomplishment of the First International Day of Yoga last year, but would be a manifestation of our strong will, positivity and undeterred unity to combat the global evil forces through the message of love and, above all, serenity contained in Yoga,” he told a press conference at the Indian embassy.

“I am particularly delighted that we are going to have a large participation in Brussels which is the heart of Europe,” he said.

Also on June 21, many Yoga events will be held around the EU institutions.

June 21, was designated as the International Day of Yoga by the UN General Assembly in December 2014. The resolution was driven by India and co-sponsored by a record of 177 Member-States of the UN, including Belgium.

Over 7,500 people participated in the large public Yoga sessions held across Belgium and Luxembourg last year.

–IANS

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