In A First, OM Shanti Chants Reverberate Inside UN General Assembly Hall As India Hosts Yoga Session

Yoga inside UN General Assembly

In a first, India hosted a Yoga session inside the United Nations General Assembly hall after rain disrupted the original plan of hosting the International Yoga Day session in the grounds outside.

As a result of the celebrations, the whole UN General Assembly hall reverberated with chants of Om Shanti. Those joining the session included various UN officials and diplomats along with the Indian delegation and Yoga gurus. The event was organised by India's Permanent Mission to the UN.

A brief video capturing the essence of the celebrations was shared by Indian Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin.

He also shared a few pictures from the celebrations held inside the General Assembly hall.

Cultural program inside the UN General Assembly hall  Cultural program inside the UN General Assembly hall 

Invitees performing Pranayama Invitees performing Pranayama

Yoga instructor performing an aasan Yoga instructor performing an aasan

While speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said that balance is the essence of Yoga both within oneself and also in one’s relationship with humanity.

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