London, June 17 (IANS) The International Day of Yoga will be held at Potters Fields Park near Tower Bridge in London on June 19, a statement from Indian High Commission here said on Friday.
The event will be held by the High Commission of India and the Government of India Tourist Office from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
A curtain-raiser to the event was held on Friday in collaboration with various yoga institutions which included a yoga demonstration and a meditation session by “Heartfulness”.
On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.