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5th International Day of Yoga

Celebrations on the Baltic Sea at the iconic city of Binz in Germany

July 03rd, 2019
Berlin Global, News from Berlin
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“Yoga has become a part of humanity’s intangible heritage”, said H.E. Ambassador Mukta Tomar as Germany celebrated the 5th International Day of Yoga.

Amidst the chanting of the Shanti Mantra, the Embassy of India, Berlin, celebrated the 5th International Day of Yoga on the Baltic Sea at the iconic city of Binz in Germany in collaboration with the City of Binz. Yoga enthusiasts, including tourists visiting the island resort, local residents, members of the City Administration, the Indian community and the diplomatic community who came all the way from Berlin, took part in the Yoga Day celebrations.

Moreover, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s message on the occasion of the Yoga Day was screened. Welcoming the participants to the Yoga Day celebrations, Ambassador of India to Germany, Mrs. Mukta D. Tomar noted that “In recognition of Yoga as a global heritage, the United Nations designated June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, not to create something new but to acknowledge and embrace a tradition that benefits all. It is because of our collective efforts that attaining a sustainable and healthier lifestyle through the practice of Yoga has become a common pursuit for Germans, as it is for us Indians.”

Mr. Kai Gadreja, Tourism Manager, Binz City Administration, thanked the Indian Embassy for celebrating Yoga in such a grand manner in the City of Binz.

Events to commemorate the International Day of Yoga were also held across Germany, including in Cologne, Munich, Bremen, and Hamburg, among other cities, where large numbers of yoga enthusiasts participated.

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