"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. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
Speech of Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at the 69 session of United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) on September 27, 2014.
High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur
First International Day of Yoga
at Cheras Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21st June, 2015
Chief Guest H.E. Datuk M. Saravanan, Hon’ble Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, addressing the Yoga practitioners.
H.E Shri. T.S. Tirumurti, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia addressing at the event.
Guest of Honour Shri. Pramod Kumar Jain, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India addressing at the event.
L to R Shri. Pramod Kumar Jain, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, H.E Shri. T.S. Tirumurti, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia & Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh,VSM,Flag Officer and Commanding,Eastern Fleet,Indian Navy.
H.E.Datuk M. Saravanan, Hon’ble Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia & H.E. Shri. T.S. Tirumurti, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia in Yoga pose at the IDY.
Shri. Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Yoga Teacher of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India , Kuala Lumpur took the lead and conducted several Yogasana, Pranayama and Meditation as per the Common Yoga Protocol.
Mass participation by the Yoga practitioners at International Day of Yoga
Performance of Yoga Dance – based on Yoga Asanas by Manasa Yoga, Kuala Lumpur.