International Yoga Day Celebration in Vancouver:
|In June we are planning to celebrate International Day of Yoga. United Nation announced June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. June 21 falls on Wednesday this year. India Cultural Association of Vancouver decided to celebrate this day on Saturday, June 24, 2017 instead.
Please visit http://YogaDayVancouver.ca to find Yoga Day events being organized to celebrate International Day of Yoga in Vancouver, BC and nearby area.
International Day of Yoga was declared by the United Nations with the support of 175 countries. The intention of the resolution is to promote harmony and peace for humanity, which is also the essence of Yoga.
Now more than ever, we need to find ways to create peace within ourselves, the community, and the world. Together, through Yoga we can move forward on the path to a brighter future.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
International Yoga Day was inaugurated by the United Nations and signed by 177 countries, including the US & Canada. That is the greatest number of co-sponsors for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.
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 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st 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. ”