As many as 2024 participants - if not more- will take part in the yoga event at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium to mark the 10th UN International Day of Yoga on June 21, said the organisers of the event at a press briefing on Tuesday.

Arranged by the Indian embassy in collaboration with Indian Cultural Centre( ICC) and Indian Sports Centre ( ISC), the event will be held from 6pm to 8.30pm, disclosed the Indian ambassador, Vipul.

The press conference was attended by Sachin Dinkar Shankpal, first secretary, Indian embassy; Manikantan A P, president, ICC and Abdulrahman E P, president ISC. Ambassador Vipul said that International Day of Yoga is celebrated across the world and many yoga activities in preparation of the Yoga Day have been going on in Qatar for the past several days.

“We would be organising a big event on June 21 at Asian Town Cricket stadium. The event is open to the general public and everyone is invited join the occasion. The main element of the event will be the performance of Common Yoga Protocol by all participants for about 40 minutes,” explained the ambassador.

The envoy noted that this year's theme for the International Yoga Day , "Yoga for Self and Society," emphasises the holistic benefits of yoga for individuals and its power to foster harmony between humanity and nature. The event will also feature yoga competitions for both children and adults and a yoga quiz with attractive prizes for winners.

The organisers highlighted that all the necessary arrangements have been done to make the event a smooth experience for all the participants. They also noted that anyone can join the event and all nationalities are encouraged to take part in the mega event. They recalled that previous editions of the event in Qatar, since 2015, have been highly successful and have drawn the attention of the international community.

The UN proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by a resolution which was proposed by India and co-sponsored by a record 177 member states in December 2014. Over the past few years, the day has been celebrated with great fanfare across the world including Doha. In 2022, for the celebration of 8th International Yoga Day, an event was organised in Doha where 114 nationalities were represented and a new Guinness World Record was created for the most nationalities in one Yoga session.

Further details to join the event can be collected from ‘Information & Culture Wing, at Email:[email protected]; [email protected]; or phone:44255709; 44255745.
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