Vietnam Ambassador joins India’s celebration of Int’l Yoga Day

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh stretched and bent along with more than 30,000 yoga practitioners at an outdoor session in New Delhi on June 21 to mark International Yoga Day. 

At the event, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to the mat and urged people to practice yoga for the sake of their health. 

In Vietnam, 500 Yoga instructors and practitioners participated in a mass yoga lesson at My Khe beach in the central city of Danang on June 19. The activity was co-organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Vietnam-India Friendship Association of Danang city, and the Indian Embassy in Vietnam. 

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness. 

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. 

The UN designated June 21 the world yoga day in December 2014, gathering support from over 190 countries. The date was first celebrated last year, with a session in New Delhi joined by more than 35,000 people and breaking two world records.

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Yoga day celebrations kick off in Vietnam
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(VOV) - The United Nations (UN), acting upon a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech last September before the general assembly, passed a resolution declaring June 21 as World Yoga Day.

Yoga day celebrations kick off in Vietnam

Yoga day celebrations kick off in Vietnam

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Cities to celebrate International Yoga Day
Cities to celebrate International Yoga Day

Up to 10,000 people will join International Yoga Day festivities in big cities in Vietnam this June 18 to July 2.

Cities to celebrate International Yoga Day

Cities to celebrate International Yoga Day

Up to 10,000 people will join International Yoga Day festivities in big cities in Vietnam this June 18 to July 2.

Danang programme responds to Int’l Yoga Day
Danang programme responds to Int’l Yoga Day

A total of 500 Yoga teachers and students participated in performances in response to International Yoga Day (June 21), which took place in the central city of Danang on June 19. 

Danang programme responds to Int’l Yoga Day

Danang programme responds to Int’l Yoga Day

A total of 500 Yoga teachers and students participated in performances in response to International Yoga Day (June 21), which took place in the central city of Danang on June 19.