International day of yoga was celebrated by CGI and Indian association in Shanghai. Yoga experts and enthusiasts from all over the world including India and China joined the event through online platform.
Shanghai, June 28,2020: The Consulate General of India Shanghai in association with Indian Association celebrated the 6th International Day of Yoga in Shanghai on 27 June 2020. The event was organised both in offline and online mode and was telecasted live on the Facebook page of Indian Association. Yoga experts and enthusiasts from all over the world including India and China joined the event through online platform.
The celebrations started with the address of the Consul General Anil Kumar Rai followed by the speech of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the 6th International Day of Yoga. Speaking on the occasion, the Consul General threw light on the origin of Yoga and various aspects of Patanjali Yoga including the Astangyog. He also emphasised the importance of meditation in the yogic philosophy and its role in dealing with the current pandemic.
The address was followed by the Yoga Protocol, which was carried out in the guidance of A.C. Deshmukh. He delivered the protocol online from India. A Panel discussion was also organised on the occasion in which Yoga experts and enthusiasts expressed their views on the yogic philosophy, and shared their experiences on how yoga brought positive changes their life.
A Prize distribution ceremony was also organised at the end of the event. The Consul General felicitated a young artist from Shanghai, who won a prize in the digital and new age art category of ICCR Global Art competition ’United Against Corona-Express Through Art’. Prizes to three best photographs were also given for the ‘Yoga Photo Contest’ organised by CGI Shanghai for celebrating the 6th IDY. The prize winners of the photo contest also joined the event through online mode.