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Celebrations of 7th International Day of Yoga


Consulate General of India


Press Release

Celebration of the 7th International Day of Yoga on 20 June 2021

  1. The 7th International Day of Yoga was celebrated by the Consulate General of India, Shanghai on June 20, 2021 with mass Yoga sessions at multiple locations in Shanghai and in Hangzhou. Due to pandemic related restrictions, this year the IDY celebrations were organized  in hybrid mode, I.e., both physically and also through digital video conference.
  2. Members of Indian community in Shanghai, yoga practitioners from The Art of Living, Shanghai and consulate officials along with their family members participated in the IDY celebrations at the Consulate premises. They were remotely joined by members of Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Shala, Shanghai, employees of State Bank of India, Shanghai, TCS China, Infosys China and individual participants from across Shanghai through digital video conference. Hundreds of participants enthusiastically took part in these yoga sessions though they were organized in digital mode.
  1. Apart from Shanghai, mass Yoga session was also held in Hangzhou. With the support of Consulate General of India, Shanghai, children of Indian community in Hangzhou organized ‘Kids Yoga’ and mass yoga sessions for adults at the Hangzhou International School. Consul General Dr. N. Nandakumar joined the IDY celebrations in Hangzhou and distributed certificates appreciating the efforts made by the Children of Indian community for promotion of Yoga. In his address to the participants, Consul General called for making Yoga a part of everyone’s daily life. Large number of children and members of Indian community participated in the event.
  1. In the run-up to the celebration of 7th IDY, Consulate also organized online yoga classes with the help of locally available Indian Yoga teachers. The classes were conducted from the Consulate premises with provision for interested participants to join online through digital means. Classes were conducted for three weeks starting from 7th June 2021 up to 25 June 2021.
  1. The Consulate General of India, Shanghai also made efforts to create more awareness about Yoga through its social media handles both in English and Chinese. These posts were well received by the subscribers of Consulate’s official Chinese social media handles.


June 20, 2021