This Article is From Apr 15, 2015

European Parliament, Belgium to Host Yoga Events

European Parliament, Belgium to Host Yoga Events

File Photo: Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will lead a special yoga event in the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels on April 21 following efforts in this regard by Indian Ambassador to the EU and Belgium, Manjeev Singh Puri.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given the call for an International Day of Yoga at the UN last September. A record 177 countries co-sponsored the resolution piloted by India and declared June 21, the day of Equinox, as the International Day of Yoga.

Puri obtained the support of members from all political groups in the European Parliament (EP) and persuaded the Delegation for Relations with India in the EP to host the Brussels yoga event.

The Indian embassy in Brussels has also put together a broad group of yoga federations, schools and teachers from across Belgium and Luxembourg to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

The star would be a large public event in the central park of Brussels, the Bois de la Cambre. Many enthusiasts are expected to participate in a mass yoga programme to coincide with events across the world.

A big participation at the June 21 event is expected from high-level representatives from the EU and Belgium.