8th city – Jiaxing hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Nanyang Polytechnic College, Jiaxing (Zhejiang)

8th city – Jiaxing hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Nanyang Polytechnic College, Jiaxing (Zhejiang)

8th city – Jiaxing hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Nanyang Polytechnic College

22 June 2017, Jiaxing (Zhejiang) 

Jiaxing (Zhejiang) today became the eighth 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 Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government. 

2. The 3rd IDY celebration was held at the prestigious Nanyang Polytechnic College (NPC), and more than 1000 yoga lovers from all over Jiaxing participated in the Yoga session. Most of the participants included students and faculty from NPC, members of several yoga clubs from Jiaxing and local media 

3. Giving the inaugural address at the IDY launch, Vice Mayor of Jiaxing, Mr. Pu Fanwei, stated that Yoga was one of India’s gift to the world, which had thrived in China, and just like Buddhism had universal fan following all over China. He encouraged participating students to practice Yoga on a daily basis, given its established benefits for all round health. 

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 small number of Yoga follower community in Jiaxing. 

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 – Tonglu (17 June), Wenzhou - Dongtou (18 June), Shanghai (21 June), Jiaxing (today), Suqian (23 June), Xuzhou (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.

Jiaxing (Zhejiang)

22 June 2017 

8th city – Jiaxing hosts 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations today – 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome 3rd IDY at Nanyang Polytechnic College, Jiaxing (Zhejiang)
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