International Day of Yoga

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The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great fanfare in Sri Lanka at the iconic ocean side promenade of Colombo: Galle Face Green, where events of only national importance are organized.

Almost two thousand yoga enthusiasts, drawn from prominent local community organizations, and established yoga and spiritual centres participated in the event, including a huge number of school children.

The event (which lasted from 6:30 hrs-8:30 hrs) included the release of a special e-book on Yoga, screening of the message by the Prime Minister of India on the significance of Yoga, and Yoga demonstrations.

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