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International Day of Yoga, Atlanta celebration on June 21st at Heritage Park, Sandy Springs

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International Day of Yoga

Consulate General of India, Atlanta along with Sponsors and Supporting Organizations invites you to celebrate International Day of Yoga on Jun 21, 2015 at Heritage Park, Sandy Springs.

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Event Location:

Heritage Park

6110 Blue Stone Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

Date & Time:

Sunday, 21 June, 2015 8.30 am – 12.30 pm EDT

For more info, please visit: http://idyatlanta.org/

or contact: IDYatlanta@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 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 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. ”

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

“175 nations, including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution.” It Had the “highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.”

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