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Singapore to host 1st ‘International Yoga Day’ on June 21

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international yoga daySingapore: Singapore will host the first edition of ‘International Day of Yoga’ on June 21 at about 50 locations across the country.

Supporting the 5,000-year-old Indian physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims to transform body and mind, High Commissioner Vijay Thakur Singh launched a web portal for online registration of Singapore participants for the mega event.

“We are expecting thousands of participants from all walks of life,” Singh told PTI.

The yoga centres include one each at Changi airport, Ion Orchard mall, dormitories of Indian nationals working here, schools, universities and centres operated by People’s Association, the leading grassroots body which has joined in hosting the Yoga Day with the High Commission.

Indian firms in Singapore have also joined the celebrations and would be hosting sessions within their own network.

The UN adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’ in December last year, less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea.

The resolution was overwhelmingly co-sponsored and adopted in the world body, recognising that “Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being”.


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