The UN will also issue special stamps commemorating Yoga Day, 2017.
Ahead of the International Yoga Day, Government is again using yoga to project the India’s soft power abroad.
UN building in New York has been lit up with word yoga projected on it.
Actor Anupam Kher inaugurated the lighting.
Kher tweeted that,”Its is Great honour to illuminate United Nations building, New York in preparation of the International Day of Yoga.”
Officials have added that a number of events are being organised to commemorate the Yoga Day which falls on June 21,2017.
These include a yoga session at UN which will be led by Swami Chidananda Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagwati of Rishikesh.
Chef de cabinet to the UN Secretary General Maria Luiza Ribeiro and the President of General Assembly Ambassador Peter Thomson are the special guests on occasion.
WHO will sponsor a Conversation on Yoga for Health which is being organised by the India’s Permanent Mission. Speakers at event will include Kher, World Health Organisation Executive Director Nata Menabde, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Former NFL Athlete turned Yogi Keith Mitchell, Bluechip Marketing Worldwide CEO Stanton Kawer and Swami Sivadasananda.
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