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3rd International Day of Yoga 2017


The Embassy of India in Prague organized a host of events to mark the celebration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga.  21st June was the main day of celebration. However, a series of yoga events were planned from June 19 -21, 2017. The Mission organized a Classical Dance performance by Ms Bala Devi Chandarshekar on 19th June and an Ayurveda Conference and Workshop on 20th June. The main event on 21st June, held at the Mission, included a Speech by Ambassador of India to the Czech Republic, Remarks by Chief Guest Justice Minister of the Czech Republic Robert Pelikan, Yoga exercises conducted as per the Common Yoga Protocol, Playing of Shanti Mantras, a yoga quiz, distribution of prizes of the online essay and quiz competition, a lecture on Sanskrit and Bhagavad Gita delivered by Dr. Zdenek Stipl from Charles University, Prague, Recital of Sanskrit Shlokas with their English meaning and Singing of Sanskrit songs by a local Band group.

Other events were also organized as per the details given below:-

1.  Yoga exercises by school children at Na Smetance School Prague 2 on 20th June were organized by Ms Vitova, Director of the school in association with the Embassy.

2. Yoga exercises by school children at Vratislavova School, Prague 2 on 21st June were organized by Ms Jana Cihakova, Director of the school in association with the Embassy.

3. Yoga exercises by school children at Rakovskeho School on 21st June were organized by Ms Olga Burdova, Director of the school in association with the Embassy.

4. Yoga in Daily life, a Yoga organization in the Czech Republic in coordination with Embassy held another event in the afternoon of 21st June at leading city square called Karlovo Namesti in Prague which was attended on the Czech side by Ms Alexandra Udzenija, Deputy Mayor of Prague 2 and Mr. Roman Fuksa, President of Yoga in Daily Life and asanas were performed as per the Common Yoga Protocol. The Yoga exercises were held from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm in this open-to-the-public event which was followed by one hour rendition of Sanskrit songs by Mantra Band group.

5. Yoga exercises for officials of Ministry of Justice led by Justice Minister Robert Pelikan on 21st June at 5.00 pm.

6. Yoga exercises by Yoga Federation of Europe organized by its President Mr. Predrag Nikic, in association with the Embassy and was attended by Mr. Oldrich Lomecky, Mayor of Prague 1 at Jan Palach Square, Prague 1 on 21st June.

All the events were well-attended and appreciated by the participants.



















































 
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