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Peru, Japan observe 4th International Yoga Day

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 June 2018, 9:24 IST

Peru on Thursday observed fourth edition of the International Yoga Day.

"Certified Yoga professionals trained locally by AYUSH Information Cell of Embassy have taken main lead in conducting today's IDY event at Caral, Peru. They received certificates and are keen to impart Yoga training to other Peruvians," tweeted India in Peru.

The Indian Embassy in Peru celebrated International Yoga Day on 20 June as well.
"The celebration of the International Day of Yoga was held in the Sacred City of Caral on June 20, 2018. A civilization more than thousands of years old as well as this millenary discipline," India in Peru, wrote in another tweet.

The Indian Embassy in Japan has also celebrated International Yoga Day on June 19.
Indian Ambassador to Japan Sujan Chinoy along with Japan's Member of Parliament Hakubun Shimomura had addressed the participants during the celebrations.

"Embassy organised #IDY2018 at #JapaneseDIET 19 June with participation of parliamentarians. MP Hakubun Shimomura, Chairman Parl League for Promotion of #YOGA in @japan & Amb @SujanChinoy addressed participants. PM @narendramodi video msg on #IDY2018 inspired all," India in Japan had tweeted on June 19.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined thousands of volunteers and perform Yoga asanas in the lawns of Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.

Yoga guru Ramdev has conducted a yoga session in Kota, Rajasthan at RC Ground.
The fourth edition of International Yoga Day will be observed across the globe today.

To celebrate the day, various Yoga training programmes, camps, seminars, workshops have been organised across the world at big levels.

The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015, where more than 30,000 people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, performed yoga asanas (postures) at Rajpath in New Delhi.

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014.

He had then proposed June 21 to be observed as International Yoga Day all over the world, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.


First published: 21 June 2018, 9:24 IST