Published on : Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The grand event was hosted by the High Commission of India in London in association with Indian Tourism Office UK. The aim of this event was to bring the Londoners on a common platform to celebrate the international day of Yoda as a mass event.
This event occurred yesterday ahead of the International Day of Yoga that is celebrated worldwide today.
The International Day of Yoga event in London is supported by the Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries and Deputy Mayor for Culture. It was inaugurated by Mr. Y. K. Sinha who is the High Commissioner of India to the UK. Mr. Y.K. Sinha greeted the attendees on this occasion.
He then recommended the regular practice of yoga for a healthier lifestyle not only for a certain community, but for the entire world at large.
The High Commissioner expressed his gratitude to the yoga practitioners in the UK for collaborating in this exciting global movement by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister.
Mr. Gangadhar, the new Assistant Director of Tourism for the UK also participated in the event.
He said that the health benefits of yoga are becoming more widely recognized across the United Kingdom and therefore yoga is a wellbeing tool that India has bestowed over to the world. He also mentioned that the International Day of Yoga was launched by the Government of India and every year the size of events in the UK emerge as bigger and better.
This year, he added, several thousands of people have arrived in the Trafalgar Square event.
The event was graced by the cultural performances of Arunima Kumar, an award-winning classical dancer who is the Artistic Director of the Arunima Kumar Dance Company. She choreographed a bespoke entitled ‘Nirvana’. Also, she demonstrated a finale with Raageshwari, an actress and mindfulness coach.