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International Day of Yoga Celebrations in Dongguan City

The third International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Dongguan City (Guangdong province, China) on 21st June 2017. The celebrations were organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou, in collaboration with the Shan Mei Yoga Center, Dongguan, the Sanskrithi Yoga Center, Dongguan, and support of the local Indian community.

The half-day long IDY celebrations were held at the scenic Huying Lake Park in Dongguan City and was attended more than 250 yoga enthusiasts of various nationalities, a large number of them Chinese. Shri T.J. Suresh, Counsellor, CGI Guangzhou, addressed the gathering and explained to the participants the significance of International Day of Yoga and expressed the wish that more and more people will adopt yoga as a part of their daily life for a healthy mind and a healthy body.

Ms. Fang Bao Qin, Director, Shan Mei Yoga Center, assisted by other yoga teachers, demonstrated the basic yoga postures and simple aasanas based on the Common Yoga Protocol published by Ministry of AYUSH and explained the benefits of each Yoga aasana for the benefit of the participants. The participants welcomed the initiative to organize the IDY event in Dongguan City and enthusiastically joined in practicing the Yoga aasanas.

Dongguan City was one of the several cities in South China where CGI Guangzhou organized IDY 2017 celebrations.

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