International Day of Yoga | Sunday Observer

International Day of Yoga

19 June, 2022

The High Commission of India in Colombo, Consulate General of India in Jaffna, Consulate General of India in Hambantota and the Assistant High Commission of India in Kandy will organise a series of events across different parts of Sri Lanka to mark the eighth International Day of Yoga on June 21.

A mega public event under the theme “Yoga for Humanity” will be held at the Independence Square in Colombo from 6 am to mark the Day. Participation in the event is free.

An innovative program, named “Guardian Ring”, under which participation of yoga enthusiasts from different countries, linked to the movement of the sun from, from East to West, will be the hallmark of the International Day of Yoga.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, piloted by India in 2014, declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the co-sponsors of the resolution. 

Yoga, like Ayurveda, forms a part of shared heritage of India and Sri Lanka.