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Yoga for Diplomats 2023

   Consulate General of India, Guangzhou launched the one-month long ‘Yoga for Diplomats’ Free Workshop in cooperation with a well known Yoga Institute ‘Iyenger YogaShala’, Guangzhou on 22 May 2023 as a run-up to the celebrations of the 9th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2023. About 30 yoga enthusiasts from the Diplomatic Corps including India-based Consulate officials and their family members attended the Yoga Workshop.

2. The ‘Yoga for Diplomats’ Workshop was inaugurated by lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Consul General Shri Shambhu Hakki along with Mrs. Suma Hakki, Mr Chen, the founder of Iyenger YogaShala, Guangzhou and Ms Linda, Senior Yoga Instructor.

3. In his welcome remarks, Consul General Shri Shambhu Hakki highlighted the importance of Yoga in everyone’s life, and explained the Common Yoga Protocol, which intends to create general awareness among the masses not just for physical fitness and flexibility but also to attain peace, harmony and well being through Yoga practices. This was followed by brief remarks by Mr Chen, the founder of Iyenger YogaShala, Guangzhou. The Yoga Workshop featured several aasanas, including Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations). The Inaugural Session concluded with a Group Photo, followed by light refreshments.

4. The ‘Yoga for Diplomats is a part of the ongoing efforts of the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou, to promote yoga in South China. The Workshop will be held every Monday and Thursday from 1800-1915 hrs at the Consulate premises for a period of one month. The participants of the Yoga Workshop were also given free ‘International Day of Yoga’ T-Shirts. The Consulate is also planning several IDY 2023 curtain-raiser activities in the run-up to the main event of International Day of Yoga, which will be celebrated on June 21, 2023.