Grand Curtain Raiser to Ten City - 3rd International Day of Yoga Celebrations Launched in Wuyi ( Zhejiang) today - 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome the 3rd IDY at scenic Wuyi Big Red Rock Hot Springs Scenic Area

Grand Curtain Raiser to Ten City - 3rd International Day of Yoga Celebrations Launched in Wuyi ( Zhejiang) today - 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome the 3rd IDY at scenic Wuyi Big Red Rock Hot Springs Scenic Area

   A grand curtain raiser event to launch the celebration of the 3nd International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the Eastern China Region was jointly organized by Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Wuyi County People’s Government today.

2. The curtain raiser event to 3rd IDY was launched at the scenic Wuyi Big Red Rock Hot springs Scenic Area and nearly 1000 yoga lovers from Wuyi participated in the Yoga celebrations. It may be noted that in the Eastern China Region, Wuyi, became the first county to host the first curtain raiser Event to the 3rd IDY launch, which would be celebrated across ten cities in Eastern China from 17 – 25 June – as per schedule enclosed.

3. Giving the inaugural address at the IDY launch, Mayor of Wuyi, Mr. Zhang Xusheng welcomed the introduction of Yoga culture into Wuyi and stated that just like Buddhism had bound two great Indian and Chinese civilizations together, Yoga also had the potential to promote values of harmony and peace between India and China. He also added that just as tourism was a calling card for Wuyi, henceforth, Yoga would become the new name card for this beautiful county of Wuyi!

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 Wuyi.

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 ten cities in ECR, with theme of Ten cities, Ten Days, Bringing together 15000 Yoga Lovers closer to India – promoting healthy and harmonious lifestyles!

6. Each of the venues chosen in the ten cities, i.e. Wuyi (was held today), Huzhou, Zhenjiang, Lishui, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suqian, Taizhou and Wuxi, will be at prestigious open public spaces with participation from atleast 1000 people at each venue. The grand finale will be held on 25 June 2017 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. 

Wuyi (Zhejiang)

19 May 2017 

Enclosure : 

  1. Schedule of 3rd IDY &

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Grand Curtain Raiser to Ten City - 3rd International Day of Yoga Celebrations Launched in Wuyi ( Zhejiang) today - 1000 Yoga Lovers welcome the 3rd IDY at scenic Wuyi Big Red Rock Hot Springs Scenic Area
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