Video Links

2016 –

International Yoga Day – Kick-Off Ceremony (2016)

2015 –

International Day of Yoga – Main Event on June 21st 2015

International Yoga Day Kick-off Ceremony

Asian Media USA  Kick Off Ceremony-Public Response 

TV Asia Brief Highlight

Common Yoga Protocol by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY)



Yoga: Harmony with Nature Filmmaker Mr. Raja Choudhury

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Practice Session of Yoga & Breathing Techniques at the Consulate on June 9, 2015

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Consul General’s Appeal for International Yoga Day – June 21

News Links

2016 –

NRI News 24/7

Kick off Ceremony of 2nd International Yoga Day

IYD - PIC-2Chicago IL: The second International Day of Yoga will be celebrated by the Consulate General of India in collaboration with the City of Sandwich on 25th June, 2016 at Timber creek Inn, 3300 Drew Ave, Sandwich, Illinois. In this connection, the kick off ceremony of 2nd International of Yoga Day was celebrated on 17th May, 2016 in the Consulate premises.<Read More>

Chicago Tribune

Kick off Ceremony of 2nd International Yoga Day

chi-ugc-ugc-relatedphoto-kick-off-ceremony-of-2nd-international-yoga-d-2016-05-19During kick off ceremony, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General, addressed the gathering & shared information with participants on celebration of 2nd International Yoga Day. The following are the important details. Second International Yoga Day celebrations in US Mid-west is from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at Timber Creek Inn, 3300 Drew Ave, Sandwich, Illinois. <Read More>




2015 –

Chicago Tribune

International Yoga Day to be celebrated on June 21st in Chicago

Consulate General Kicks Off International Day for Yoga Celebrations

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First International Day of Yoga, June 21, kicked off here at the downtown premises of the Indian Consulate May 20. Community organizations, established yoga centers and media were invited to this briefing by Consul General Ausaf Sayeed on various activities proposed in collaboration with participating institutions. The official IDY logo was also unveiled.

The United Nations General Assembly [UNGA] adopted an Indian-led resolution Dec. 11, 2014, declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga,” the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal made during his address to the 69th UNGA Sep. 27, 2014. Several cities all over the world, including the U.S., have supported the idea. <Read More>


India Bulletin

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