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International Day of Yoga Celebrations in Vienna on 19th and 21st June

Published: June 15, 2016; 16:00 · (FriedlNews)

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21st June as the International Day of Yoga. The resolution adopted by the General Assembly invites everyone to observe that day as the International Day of Yoga. On occasion of the International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India in Vienna is organizing the several events on 19th and 21st June, 2016.

International Day of Yoga Celebrations in Vienna / Picture: © Indische Botschaft Wien

The United Nations General Assembly on 11th December 2014 adopted a resolution with a record number of 177 Member States supporting, to declare ‘21st June’ as the International Day of Yoga.

On occasion of the International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India in Vienna is organizing the following events on 19th and 21st June, 2016. All the events are FREE.

19th June

1000 to 1130 hours: A public event at a Stadtpark (in front of the Johann Strauss Statue) which would involve mass  yoga demonstrations as per the protocol developed by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani , Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Govt. of India. Everyone is invited. The video of the Yoga protocol is available on our website (http://indianembassy.at/embassynews.php?nid=4315)   and Facebook page. All you need to participate is to get your own Yoga mat. We could provide few yoga mats for people who do not have their own mats. (See Attachment 1- IDY Poster)

21st June

1) International Day of Yoga celebrations at the United Nations in Vienna at 1200 hours: The event would comprise of Yoga demonstration and exercises and will be held at the UN Plaza, Vienna International Centre. All with access to the Vienna International Centre are invited.
2) Screening of Film “Awake Das Leben des Yogananda” at 1700 hrs : We invite you to a screening of the film Awake on the life of Paramhansa Yogananda at the Embassy Business Center. The film will be in English with German subtitles. Due to limited seating capacities, you are requested to kindly confirm your attendance at info.vienna@mea.gov.in (see Attachment- Awake)
3) Tag der offenen Tür: Several Yoga schools in Austria have volunteered to offer free ‘walk-in’ yoga lessons/classes at their premises on 19th and 21st June. (See Attachment -Tag der offenen Tür ,for a list of the Yoga schools and the free classes offered for your reference.)