Largest celebration of 2nd IDY in China held today, with Wuxi hosting 3500 Yoga lovers at the iconic Wuxi Hollywood Studios

Largest celebration of 2nd IDY in China held today, with Wuxi hosting 3500 Yoga lovers at the iconic Wuxi Hollywood Studios (Jun 19, 2016)

The second in the nine city celebrations of the 2nd International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the Eastern China Region was jointly organized by Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Wuxi Municipal People’s Government today.

2. The 2nd IDY celebration was hosted at the iconic Wuxi Hollywood Studios and nearly 3500 yoga lovers from Wuxi registered and participated in the Yoga celebrations. It may be noted that in the Eastern China Region, Wuxi, became the largest scale Yoga performance, given the sheer numbers of the participants that joined in the celebrations today.

3. Giving the inaugural address at the IDY launch, Wuxi CCPIT Chairperson, Ms. Xu Huijuan, welcomed the introduction of Yoga culture into Wuxi and recalled that earlier in March 2016, Wuxi had also hosted the India Culture Week and hoped that Yoga, given its large following in Wuxi, had the potential to promote values of harmony and peace between India and China.

4. Consulate General of India Shanghai had arranged through local resources a Chinese speaking Indian Yoga teacher, who conducted the Yoga session for the nearly 1000 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 Wuxi, with leaders from Jiangsu Sports Bureau (Mr.Yan Zhengming, DDG), Vice Chairman of Wuxi NPC (Mr. Cao Xi Run) and Mr. Wang Jinjian, Vice Mayor of Wuxi city all joining in at the inaugural ceremony.

5. Specially designed 2nd IDY balloons with IDY logas were jointly released by Wuxi city leadership and Consul General to mark the occasion. A special publication chronicling the global celebrations of last year’s IDY from nearly 192 countries in the world was also presented to Wuxi city leadership by Consul General of India in Shanghai.

6. It may be noted that in the Eastern China region of Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, 2nd IDY celebrations are being organized by CGI Shanghai from 18 – 26 June, one day each across nine cities in ECR, with theme of “Nine cities, Nine Days, Bringing together 9000 Yoga Lovers closer to India”! Each of the venues chosen in the nine cities, i.e. Wenzhou (was held yesterday with thousand yoga lovers practicing yoga amidst heavy rains), Wuxi (today), Zhenjiang (tomorrow), Shanghai ( 21stJune) Taizhou (22nd June), Yiwu (23rd June), Shaoxing (24th June), Yangzhou (25th June), and Ningbo (26th June), will be at prestigious open public spaces with participation from more than 1000 people at each venue.

Wuxi

19 June 2016

 
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