11th city - Taizhou hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today- 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at China Medical City News / Events

11th city - Taizhou hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today- 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at China Medical City

      Taizhou (located in Jiangsu) today became the eleventh city in the Eastern China region to host the celebration of the 3nd International Day of Yoga (IDY) at a function, which was jointly organized by Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Taizhou Municipal People’s Government.

  1. The 3rd IDY celebration was held at the China Medical City Conference and Exhibition center and more than 1000 yoga lovers from all over Taizhou including participants from nearby cities of Yangzhou and Changzhou participated in the Yoga session. Most of the participants included members of several yoga clubs from Taizhou, young students and member of local media. The Yoga event was followed by Taichi performance by a local Taichi school. 
  1.  Giving the inaugural address at the IDY launch, Vice Mayor of Taizhou, Mr. Yang Jie, stated that Yoga is an age old Indian practice which helps exercise body, mind and soul. In recent times it is practiced all over the world. The purpose of Taizhou hosting this year's International Day of Yoga event is to spread the practice of Yoga in Taizhou and through it achieve a healthier life style for Taizhou people. 
  1. Consulate General of India Shanghai had arranged through local resources, a Chinese speaking, Indian Yoga teacher from S-VYASA Yoga University, who conducted the Yoga session for the 1000 plus Yoga practitioners, based on the Common Yoga Protocol sent by the Department of AYUSH. The event was extremely well received by the large number of Yoga follower community in Taizhou. 
  1.  It may be noted that in the Eastern China region of Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, 3rd IDY celebrations are being organized by CGI Shanghai from 17 - 25 June, one day each across twelve cities in ECR, with theme of “Ten cities, Ten Days, Bringing together 20000 Yoga Lovers closer to India – promoting healthy and harmonious lifestyles”!
  1.   Each of the venues chosen in the twelve cities, i.e. Wuyi (19 May), Huzhou (20 May), Lishui (10 June), Zhenjiang (11 June), Hangzhou (17June), Wenzhou (18 June), Shanghai (21 June), Jiaxing (22 June), Xuzhou (23 June), Suqian (23 June) , Taizhou (24 June) and Wuxi (25 June), were prestigious open public spaces with participation from at least 1000 people at each venue. The grand finale will be held on 25 June (Sunday) in Wuxi at the foothills of the scenic Lingshan Temple, where nearly 10000 Yoga Lovers are expected to participate in a record setting event in mainland China.


Taizhou (Jiangsu)

24 June 2017