International Day of Yoga Event
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Embassy of India, Ankara celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga in Ankara on 23rd June, 2018 with the participation of Yoga enthusiasts, Diplomats and Media personnel.

Indian Ambassador to Turkey Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharyya and UN Resident Coordinator to Turkey Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollorana began the event by lighting the traditional lamp. The message of Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for the Yoga day was screened for the participants.

Ambassador Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, in his opening remarks, welcomed all the participants and said that 177 countries including India and Turkey had sponsored the resolution in the United Nations General Assembly four years ago, to declare 21st June as International Day of Yoga to celebrate peace and harmony.  UN Resident Coordinator to Turkey Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollorana greeted the participants and expressed that Yoga helps to attain peace and unity for individuals, bodies and minds. 

Participants eagerly took part in the Yoga and Meditation session conducted by noted Yoga experts Ms. Suna Kucukcinar and Ms. Bahar Demirtola.

Embassy of India, Ankara organized a `photo contest on Yoga’ on this occasion. The winners of the contest were awarded with the prizes. Selected photographs were also exhibited during the event. 

A large number of yoga enthusiasts participated in the Yoga and Meditation session.  The event ended with the recitation of Shanti Mantras.