New York: Last summer when the pandemic was still raging in America, the International Day of Yoga (June 21) events had to go virtual. This year amid the reopening of the country, many events in-person and virtual have been planned to celebrate the day established by the UN in 2014 at the behest of Prime Minister Modi.
In the tristate area, FIA and the Consulate General of India are organizing a one-hour yoga and meditation program on Sunday, Juen 20 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.
In Washington, the Embassy of India in partnership with Friends of Yoga is organizing a virtual celebration on 20 June at 10:00 AM. Keeping in mind the prevailing situation, the theme of the IDY 2021 has been set as “Be with Yoga Be at Home”. The live demonstration of Yoga Protocol will be broadcast through Embassy’s social media channels.
Tirlok Malik, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, is hosting a Happy Life Yoga event on June 19th, virtually on Zoom and social media.
In Houston, the Consulate General of India in partnership with a number of organizations is marking the occasion with outdoor events on June 20 and June 21.