Delhi: Ahead of International Day of Yoga tomorrow, the UN headquarters in New York projected the image of a yoga posture on Monday.
The image projected onto the UN building shows a woman doing the ‘Parvatasana’ or the ‘inverted V’ posture.
The words ‘International Day of Yoga’ are projected below the image.
India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted about it saying, “Yoga set to light up UN. Sneak peek of Yoga posture projections on iconic UN Headquarters building in New York on IDY 2016,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) June 20, 2016
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 20, 2016
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 14, 2016
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 12, 2016
India’s Permanent Mission to the UN in association with the UN Department of Public Information will commemorate the day on June 21 at the world body’s headquarters.
The event will be attended by General Assembly President Morgens Lykketoft, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Cristina Gallach and Isha Foundation founder and spiritual leader Jaggi Sadhguru, who will lead a simple Yoga practice, as per PTI.
The event will also include a musical incantation on yoga and renowned British singer Tanya Wells will recite Sanskrit shlokas.
Ambassadors and diplomats from various countries will also share their own experiences of how Yoga has influenced their lifestyles.
In December 2014, the UN General Assembly had adopted a resolution with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states to establish the International Day of Yoga to be commentated every year on June 21.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join 30,000 people for the second International Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh tomorrow to be held amid tight security, with participants being radio tagged to track their movements.
PM Modi will lead the celebrations at Capitol Complex, designed by French architect Le Corbusier.
Over 30,000 people – 10,000 each from the Union Territory Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana – will take part in the event at Capitol Complex and 10,000 at over 100 other locations across the city.
Entry to the venue will start at 4 am and close by 5:30 am through designated entry points. While the main event will begin at 6.30 am, the Common Yoga Protocol will start at 7 am and last for 45 minutes.
(With PTI inputs)