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6th International Day of Yoga
 
 
 June 21, the longest day of the year, was adopted as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) through a UN Resolution that was proposed by India and co-sponsored by 177 nations in 2014.  Since then, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) is being celebrated all over the world with great enthusiasm and positive spirit. The Indian diplomatic missions all over the world, take the lead in organizing events to mark the IDY.
 
The Embassy of India in Israel has been celebrating IDY every year since 2015‪,‬ around this time and we will be celebrating this on the 25 June. This year, given Covid-19 restrictions, the Embassy invites the public to participate in the Yoga Day event by an online event as follows:
 
Date 25 June (Thursday) 2020
 
1845 Greetings by Ambassador of India HE Sanjeev Singla 
1850 Greetings by Representative of Tel Aviv Municipality  
1855 Greetings by Prime Minister of India H.E. Narendra Modi 
19:00-20:00 The Common Yoga Protocol led by Maya Gross and Bansuri by Ron Sphatz 
 
 
 
 
Yoga practicionairs and enthusiasts are encouraged to practice the Common Yoga Protocol in advance by visiting this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av5ib_XRKT4
 
*There maybe slight changes in timing
 
The event will be aired live at this link  
 
The event is free of cost, open to all, and suits all yoga level practitioners.  We will be joined online by many people across Israel.
 
Those who are interested please participate in “My Life My Yoga” Video Blogging Competition. The deadline for submission of entries is 21 June 2020 at 2120 
hours (Israel time). Participants from Israel please see details at this link
https://indembassyisrael.gov.in/pdf/whats/My_Life_My_Yoga_Video_Blogging.pdf
 
 
On 21 June‪,‬ Jerusalem Municiplaity with cooperation of Embassy will also be marking IDY at the First Station with several Yoga sessions, ending with a Yoga glow party as well as free online Yoga sessions 
https://www.facebook.com/events/595238274446006/
https://www.facebook.com/events/305703520434111/
https://www.facebook.com/107129997519929/videos/632187960717993/UzpfSTI2MzIzMTkxMDY5NDUyMDoxMTg1NTM0MTMxNzk3NjIy/
 
Tel Aviv offers a free Yoga session at the Hilton Bay 7 to 8 AM registration by Instagram  and facebook  free of cost , HILTON BAY ABSOLUT.  
 
Yoga brings a message of health, harmony, constructive and focused thinking and holistic wellbeing.  Moreover, these days owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, while there is no known cure for the coronavirus, we can keep ourselves fit and boost our immunity by practicing yoga. We invite you to celebrate with us this eternal spirit of Yoga for generating and spreading the message of peace for the larger good of humanity.
 
You may like to follow our cultural events at the Indian Cultural Centre, Tel Aviv at the following link.  https://www.facebook.com/Indian-Cultural-Center-Tel-Aviv-100349718347099/
 
 
 Photos courtesy  Embassy of India in Israel