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United Nations headquarters lit up ahead of International Yoga Day

In December 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states to declare June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

A well known yoga centre established by an Indian and his Chinese wife has been selected by China's prestigious Peking University to conduct research in the ancient Indian exercise form.

She detailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message behind the organisation of this day and also explained that Yoga, a holistic system of wellness, sought to integrate the mind, body and the breath.

Akbaruddin said a huge and diverse turnout is expected at the Yoga Day gathering at the UN Secretariat Circle, with participants from 100 nationalities having registered for the event so far.

As the world readied to celebrate the International Yoga Day on Tuesday, images of various yoga postures were projected onto the United Nations headquarters building in NY.

The Yoga postures, the pictures suggest, could be seen from far off places in the U.S. city of NY.

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When International Yoga Day was first celebrated on June 21 previous year, Yoga events took place in around 200 countries and China was one among a host of nations that stretched out to show off their admirable Yoga skills.

The Common Yoga Protocol will begin at 7 am and last for 45 minutes.

The Indian High Commission in Britain held a session at Potters Fields Park, Tower Bridge in London.

The Embassy is organising, in cooperation with the Qatari government and community organisations, a public event to mark IDY at Al Gharafa Sports Club Indoor Hall tomorrow at 9pm.

In China, the Consulate General of India in Shanghai along with Wuxi Municipal People's Government on Sunday organised the second International Day of Yoga in Wuxi where almost 3,500 yoga lovers registered and participated in the celebrations.

The main programme will, however, be held at Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The youngest Yoga enthusiast was a 6-year old (boy) while the oldest was the 92-year old senior citizen. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today.

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