Washington, DC: The Embassy of India celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga on June 20, 2021 at the India House, with the theme “Yoga for Wellness.”
Welcoming the participants, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu stressed Yoga’s potential to provide both health and happiness by improving the physical and mental well – being of people, especially given the impact of the global pandemic. He also noted that India and the United States have stood shoulder to shoulder with each other in fighting the pandemic.
All the five Consulates of India in the US namely New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco held various programs to mark IDY 2021.
The American Academy of Yoga and Meditation, with the support of the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, is organizing International YogaCon USA 2021 with unprecedented response. The Consulate also held events in Florida and Puerto Rico to mark the IDY2021. The Consulate General of India, Houston held Yoga events at Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston and at River Walk in partnership with the City of San Antonio. In San Francisco, the Consulate is holding Yoga Day celebrations at Palace of Fine arts, besides Distinguished Speaker sessions by Vivekananda Yoga University in Los Angeles and Yoga quiz on FM radio.
In the run up to IDY 2021, several curtain raiser events in various formats were organized by the Embassy and Consulates, while more events have been planned. Across the United States, celebrations were held with the active participation and support of American people, including community organizations and Yoga enthusiasts.