10th city – Suqian hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Suqian International Exhibition Centre 23 June 2017, Suqian (Jiangsu)

10th city – Suqian hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Suqian International Exhibition Centre 23 June 2017, Suqian (Jiangsu) (Jun 23, 2017)

10th city – Suqian hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Suqian International Exhibition Centre 23 June 2017, Suqian (Jiangsu)

Suqian (located in Jiangsu) today became the tenth city in the Eastern China region to host the celebration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) at a function, which was jointly organized by Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Suqian Municipal People’s Government.

2. The 3rd IDY celebration was held at the Suqian International Exhibition Centre and more than 1000 yoga lovers from all over Suqian participated in the Yoga session. Most of the participants included young students, members of several yoga clubs from Suqian, and local media.

3. Giving the inaugural address at the IDY launch, Mr Jiang Fuyang, Deputy Secretary General of Suqian Municipal People's Government stated that Yoga had tremendous health benefits and was becoming increasingly popular amongst the youth in Suqian. He encouraged young generation to preserve ancient knowledge and reap benefit from it. He wished the 3rd IDY celebration in Suqian a grand success. After his remarks, he participated with the 1000 plus yoga lovers and practiced for one and half hour-long yoga session.

4. Consulate General of India Shanghai had arranged through local resources, a Chinese speaking, Indian Yoga teacher from S-VYASA Yoga University, who conducted the Yoga session for the 1000 plus 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 followers in Suqian.

5. It may be noted that in the Eastern China region of Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, 3rd IDY celebrations are being organized by CGI Shanghai from 17 - 25 June, one day each across twelve cities in ECR, with theme of “Ten cities, Ten Days, Bringing together 20000 Yoga Lovers closer to India – promoting healthy and harmonious lifestyles”!

6. Each of the venues chosen in the twelve cities, i.e. Wuyi (19 May), Huzhou (20 May), Lishui (10 June), Zhenjiang (11 June), , Hangzhou (17 June), Wenzhou (18 June), Shanghai (21 June), Jiaxing (22 June), Xuzhou (23 June), Suqian (23 June) , Taizhou (24 June) and Wuxi (25 June), will be at prestigious open public spaces with participation from at least 1000 people at each venue. The grand finale will be held on 25 June (Sunday) in Wuxi at the foothills of the scenic Lingshan Temple, where nearly 10000 Yoga Lovers are expected to participate in a record setting event in mainland China.

Suqian (Jiangsu)
23 June 2017

 
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