International Day of Yoga (IDY) Celebration: 21 June 2015

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The first anniversary of International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated in Algiers on 21 June 2015 with great fervor. The main function was organized in collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Youth and Sports and Algerian Olympic Committee at the Olympic Training Center at Souidania, Algiers. The function was attended by about 300 invitees including members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the Algerian Government, athletes of higher standing, Yoga enthusiasts and select invitees. Ambassador read excerpts from Prime Minister’s Speech followed by a presentation on Yoga by Vitalité Organization on Yoga and Transcendental Meditation. This was followed a presentation of Yoga asanaas taken from Yoga Protocol developed by Department of Ayush by Mrs. Yukti Sharma, a Yoga teacher especially flown from India for this occasion courtesy Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Later, a local group of Yoga followers led by Mr. Osman Djamel presented a group Yoga show. A booklet on Yoga protocol in French, especially printed out by the Embassy for this occasion, was distributed among the invitees. The program which started after Iftar at around 9 p.m on 21st June went well past midnight.

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