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Celebration of 3rd International Day of Yoga on Sunday, 18 June 2017, at Le Yacht Club Zaitunay Bay

June 07, 2017

 

Press Release

 

Public Events to celebrate the Third International Day of Yoga

            

Embassy of India is organising, with the cooperation and support of the authorities concerned in the Government of the Republic of Lebanon; Municipality of Jbail-Byblos; Association for Development of Lebanese Indian Relations [ADLIR]; Solidiere; Le Yacht Club, Beirut; Byblos Sur Mer Hotel; and a number of Yoga organizations and exponents, the following two Public Events to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga:

 

  • Sunday, 18 June, 2017 [10 AM-11 AM]: in front of Le Yacht Club, Zaitunay Bay, Beirut; &
  • Saturday, 24 June, 2017 [5 PM-7 PM]: Beach of Byblos Sur Mer Hotel, Jbail-Byblos.

 

2.         The programme will include brief remarks by Ambassador of India; demonstration by yoga experts, with participation of the attendees; and an Indian folk dance performance.

 

3.         All are cordially invited to these public events. Attendees are requested to bring a photo ID. Those interested in practicing Yoga are advised to come in comfortable dress and bring yoga mats.

 

4.      Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, in his address at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September, 2014 had called upon the UN Member States to work towards adopting an International Day of Yoga.

 

5.      India’s Resolution at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to declare 21 June as the International Day of Yoga was unanimously adopted on 11 December, 2014, with a record co-sponsorship of 177 countries, including Lebanon.

 

6.         In his recent letter addressed to HE Mr. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, Republic of Lebanon regarding the upcoming global celebrations of the Third International Day of Yoga, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, inter alia, mentioned the following:

 

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            As you would know, Excellency, yoga is not merely a system of physical exercise, but a holistic approach to complete well-being. Its inherent philosophy and practice stand for achieving peace, internal and external harmony and happiness. By taking yoga to people across social strata and in different age groups, we can contribute to the development of physical and mental health for stronger nations and communities.

 

            The observance of International Day of Yoga seeks to reinforce this message for every individual, and join them in our collective pursuit of these aspirations.

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