Special Event at the United Nations
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations is organizing a special event on 'Conversation with Yoga Masters - Yoga for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'. The special event will be held in the ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters in New York on June 20, 2016 at 3 PM. The special event will seek to enrich our collective understanding of the unique features of Yoga and its central place for the achievement of SDGs. Renowned spiritual leader 'Sadhguru' Jaggi Vasudev will be the lead speaker at the special event. Senior UN officials as well as Ambassadors and dignitaries from all other countries will also be present.
"Yoga for SDGs": Celebrating International day of Yoga at United Nations
The celebration of the 2016 International Day of Yoga will be held on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 1.15 pm at the United Nations Secretariat Circle (in front of the UN Secretariat Building), New York. The event is being organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in association with the Department of Public Information, UN.
This will be the second such annual celebration of the International Day of Yoga at the UN. The UN General Assembly Resolution A/Res/69/131, which was adopted by acclamation in December 2014 with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states, established the International Day of Yoga for observance by the United Nations on 21 June each year. The first such celebration at the UN was held on 21 June 2015.
The President of General Assembly, Mr Morgens Lykketoft is the Chief Guest at the event. Under Secretary General for Communications and Public Information, Ms. Cristina Gallach, will also address the event. Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations will welcome the guests. The celebration will be led by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a nenowed Mystic and include simple Yoga pratice and a musical incantation on Yoga. Special Yogic meals will be served.