3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) marked in Serbia

3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) marked in Serbia

Embassy of India

Belgrade 

Press Release 

3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) marked in Serbia -17th June 2017

The Embassy of India, Belgrade in association with Government of Serbia and United Nations Country Team in Belgrade marked the International Day of Yoga on Saturday, the 17th June at the historic Kalemegdan Fortress by the Victor Statue overlooking the confluence of River Danube and Sava. More than 250 yoga enthusiasts performed yoga as per the Common Yoga Protocol in the presence of local officials & diplomats. The yoga demonstration was followed by workshops & consultations on Yoga, Ayurveda and Homeopathy in the City Hall of Belgrade which was addressed by renowned Serbian traditional medical experts and attended by large number of participants from the medical fraternity and other stakeholders. 

In the run up to the event, the Embassy organized a quiz on Yoga through its official facebook page. This quiz was based on the history and other factoids related to Yoga.  H.E. Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India awarded the winners during the IDY celebrations on 17th  June 2017.   To raise awareness about yoga as well as benefits of practicing yoga, the Embassy of India is organizing an Article writing contest on the topics:  (a) Benefits of Yoga for Cancer (b) Benefits of Yoga for Antenatal Care (c) Benefits of Yoga for Depression. The contest will close on 30th June, 2017.

          Apart from Belgrade, IDY Celebrations were also held in other cities/municipalities of Serbia, including in Novi Sad, Sabac, Nis, Krusevac, Indjija, Jagodina, Zrenjanin, Apatin, Subotica, Knjazevac, Sremska Mitrovica, Kula, Aleksinac etc. The Government of Serbia was one among the 177 nations that had co-sponsored India’s Resolution in the United Nations to declare June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

 

Place: Belgrade

Date: June 20, 2017

 
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