8th city - Yangzhou Party Secretary leads 2nd IDY celebration with joint Yoga - Taichi session of 1000 yoga lovers at scenic Songjiacheng Park (25 June 2016, Yangzhou, Jiangsu)

8th city - Yangzhou Party Secretary leads 2nd IDY celebration with joint Yoga - Taichi session of 1000 yoga lovers at scenic Songjiacheng Park (25 June 2016, Yangzhou, Jiangsu) (Jun 25, 2016)

1.The eighth 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 Yangzhou Municipal People’s Government today.

2. The 2nd IDY celebration was hosted at the ancient Songjiacheng Park with nearly 500 yoga lovers and 500 taichi followers jointly performing in an hour long yoga cum taichi session to mark the 2nd IDY celebrations. It may be noted that in the Eastern China Region, Yangzhou, is home to a large number of taichi and yoga clubs, many of whose followers turned out in large numbers today to participate in the event.

3. The event was graced by Party Secretary of Yangzhou H.E. Mr. Zhengyi Xie, along with the Vice Mayor Yao Suhua , who called for hosting such sessions on a monthly basis at other scenic locations in Yangzhou in the form of regular dialogues between Indian and Yangzhou Yoga and Taichi masters.

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 following community in Yangzhou.

5. A special publication chronicling the global celebrations of last year’s IDY from nearly 192 countries in the world was also presented to Yangzhou 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 (18th June), Wuxi (19th June), Zhenjiang (20th June), Shanghai ( 21st June) Taizhou (22nd June), Yiwu (23rd June), Shaoxing (24th June), Yangzhou (today), and Ningbo (26th June), will be at prestigious open public spaces with participation from more than 1000 people at each venue.

Yangzhou
25 June 2016

 
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