Enthusiasm towards #InternationalYogaDay lits up UN Headquarters with shining lights

News Bharati English    20-Jun-2017

United Nations, June 20: On the eve of 3rd International Yoga Day, the Headquarters of United Nations were lit up with the word ‘Yoga’ to mark the celebration of Yoga power. Also the world is geared up to celebrate International Yoga Day 2017 with full enthusiasm.

None other than, Veteran Actor Anupam Kher switched the illumination lights with the word Yoga and a posture ahead of the third International Yoga Day. After illuminating lights Anupam Kher said that he was proud to be the chosen for illuminating the United Nations headquarters, ahead of International Day of Yoga.

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The 62-year-old actor took to Twitter express gratitude to India's ambassador to US, Syed Akbaruddin, for the privilege. "Great honour to illuminate the #UnitedNation building, NY in preparation of #InternationalDayofYoga. Thank you @AkbaruddinIndia Sir. @UN," wrote Kher, alongside a 23- second-long video of the ceremony.

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Several events have been planned by India’s Permanent Mission to the UN as well as the Indian Consulate to mark the day. The Permanent Mission of India will organize a ‘Yoga Session with Yoga Masters’ at the world body’s headquarters on June 20 that will be led by Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, India and Swami Sivadasananda of Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Austria.

On June 21, the mission will organise ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ at the UN in association with Department of Public Information and World Health Organisation. Speakers at the 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.