With International Yoga Day celebrations less than a day away, enthusiasts have all but laid out the mat and started warming up. The United Nations may have formally notified June 21 as International Yoga Day only last year — at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — but the day is already a hit in many parts of the world, as millions prepare to participate in it this year.
The main event was held in Delhi last year, with Modi himself in attendance. This year, however, the venue has shifted to Chandigarh, where the event will begin at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21.
One can watch the live telecast of the event online, right from the beginning, on the Indian government’s official website of IYD.
The Yoga Day celebrations will be followed by a two-day seminar session on June 22-23. The full schedule of this can be found HERE.
Since the event is being held in Chandigarh, the Union Territory’s administration has also created a web portal of the event, which can be found HERE.
In the U.S.:
The United Nations will also observe the day through an event organised at the U.N. Secretariat Circle at its headquarters in New York by India’s Permanent Mission to the U.N., with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information. The event is going to be held between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and can be viewed live HERE.