Indian High Commissioner Navtej Singh Sarna inaugurates International Day of Yoga in London, one of the largest Yoga Day event outside India. The event took place in the backdrop of historic Tower Bridge attracted over 10,000 people from all walks of life….reports Asian Lite News
It was organised by the High Commission of India and the India Tourist Office in London. 14 British yoga institutions – British Wheel of Yoga, Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust, The Art of Living Foundation, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Brahma Kumaris, Isha Foundation, Datta Sahaj Yoga Mission UK, Heartfulness, Coolherbals, Chi Kri, The World Yoga Festival, Special Yoga Foundation, SKY Trust UK – supported the event organised at at the Potters Fields Park (near Tower Bridge).
Special messages for the occasion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, were screened at the event. Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment and UK Prime Minister’s Indian Diaspora Champion, sent a message congratulating the Indian High Commission. Lord Ranbir Singh Suri and Bob Blackman MP also attended the event and recognised Prime Minister Modi’s initiative of bringing Indian yoga to the world stage as never before.
“It is by now acknowledged worldwide that Yoga has the advantage of being able to provide a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and is a perfect way towards harmony between man and nature,” Sarna said. “It is important, however, that Yoga is practised correctly and in a disciplined manner to tap into its full potential. Today, we have practitioners of the various forms of Yoga in almost every country of the world. In this event today, here at Potters Park, I welcome our partners to demonstrate by their example, Yoga in its correct form. I must emphasise, however, that the International Day of Yoga on 21 June is just a day to remind the world of India’s gift of yoga to the world, but it is for each individual to benefit from the practice of Yoga throughout the year, indeed throughout their lives.”