Second International Yoga Day was celebrated by AIIH&PH, Kolkata in collaboration with the Heartfulness Team led by Mrs. Neetika Vegad and Priyanka Gupta. About 200 officials participated in a three-day Relaxation and Meditation sessions.
For the programme followed, please click here.
For the video shown, please click below.
For the background, please read below.
In 2014, the United Nation declared 21st June as International Yoga Day. Accordingly, the 2nd International Yoga Day is going to be celebrated on 21st June, 2016. Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Government of India is the Nodal Agency to coordinate various activities for the celebration of International Yoga Day in India. The following statement made by the UN Chief at the time of first yoga day summarises the benefit of the move behind the International Yoga Day.
“Let us see the benefits of this practice in terms of individual well-being as well as our collective efforts to improve public health, promote peaceful relations and usher in a life of dignity for all.”
The Ministry of AYUSH has issued following two Common Yoga Protocol on the occasion: