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Press Release on International Day of Yoga 2020 organised by Embassy Of India and Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | Back | Print



Yoga for Holistic Health, Peace and Harmony in the time of Covid
(Limited participation with full physical distancing)

The Indian Embassy (Dublin) and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council take pleasure in presenting the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 20 June 2020, 10h30-11h30 at the Dun Laoghaire Greens against the picturesque backdrop of the harbour, with limited participation, in conformity with the Covid restrictions. This is part of the celebration of IDY-2020 in around 180 countries across the world (mostly on virtual platforms).

It is the universal belief that Yoga is a science, contributing to holistic health and imparting a balance of body, mind and soul. At a larger level, it contributes to global peace, security and harmony. Yoga has become a global phenomenon, uniting individuals, families and societies. This assumes additional significance in the current context of the Covid pandemic, wherein Yoga stands out as an important vehicle for building mental and physical well-being for tackling the health challenge collectively at the community level.

The IDY event in Dun Laoghaire will be attended by a very limited number of invited people, including front-line staff, representatives of community leaders, Yoga enthusiasts, women and youth. The event is specially dedicated to front-line workers in various fields who have rendered exceptional services during the Covid pandemic. The main component will be the conduct of the 45-minute Yoga Protocol, animated by reputed Yoga practitioners. All HSE health protocols will be maintained. The event will be live-streamed for all others to join virtually.

We will be honoured by the participation of the newly elected Mayor of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Una Power. “I am encouraged by the message of the International Day of Yoga promoting healthy lifestyle, community solidarity, peace and harmony - which resonates with the core values of tackling the pandemic challenge,” she said.

The Indian Embassy (Dublin) and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council look forward to the successful organisation of this important global health event in the time of Covid-19, as a symbol of integrated health, community solidarity, harmony and goodwill. Stay safe and healthy!

18 June, 2020