On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Langara College, in partnership with the Consulate General of India, hosted the third annual International Day of Yoga event. Over 150 yogis participated in this special event. Guests included Mr. Amar Jit Singh, Acting Consul General of India; Dr. Lane Trotter, President and CEO of Langara College; and Mr. Raj Chouhan, Chief Guest and MLA, British Columbia. The event included a demonstration of Asanas by renowned yoga gurus of Vancouver, presentations by the College and India Tourism, and a question and answer session led by yoga experts. Thank you to everyone who took part in this event.
About International Day of Yoga
On December 11, 2014, the 193 member United Nations General Assembly approved a proposal to establish June 21 as International Day of Yoga. This decision was made by consensus by a record 177 co-sponsoring countries.
In its resolution, the UNGA recognized that yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world, and nature…”
– Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji at the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014
Vice-President, External Development