Meet on 15th June, 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, June 16, 2016: The Indian Consulate announced the details of the forthcoming International Yoga Day and the events that have already been implemented in the run-up to the main day at a press conference held at the Dubai World Trade Center on June 15th, 2016. The event was attended by His Excellency Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India, Mr Nilesh Ved, Founder and Chairman, Apparel Group and Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of Marketing & Communication, Dubai Sports Council.
The Indian Consulate encapsulated its activities with regular day schools, yoga schools and corporate entities to create awareness of yoga by holding special one-on-one sessions which were widely publicized on the website and its social media platforms.
Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India said: “We are glad to announce that we have been ably supported by our partners Dubai Sports Council while our other other main supporters include the Apparel Group and X Yoga. I acknowledge with thanks all their support in making this event a great success. We believe that the theme of the event for this year which is centered on ‘Health, Harmony and Happiness’ is in line with the vision of Dubai to promote this wonderful city as the epicenter of health and happiness and we are extremely proud to be holding our event alongside the residents of this city.
Encouraged by the success of the IYD 2015, the events this year are being organized in two venues in the Dubai World Centre. Considering the holy month of Ramadan, the event at Venue II has been staggered by 30 minutes, to facilitate those observing the fast and the opening of the Iftaar.”
The Chief Guest of this event is Yogrishi Swami Ramdevji and will be guiding the participants at both venues. The programmes at Venue I include Dr. Bharat Thakur on Health, Harmony & Happiness and a ‘Learn to Mediate Session’ by Sister Jayanti Kirpalani from the Raja Yoga Centre. The other programmes at Venue II include a Session on ‘Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation’ by Mr. Pierre Ravan and ‘Handling Stress at Work Place’ by Mr. Vinay Kapoor of The Art of Living. The Gates open at 6.00 p m onwards for Venue I and 7.00 onwards for Venue II.
To encourage wider participation, pick up and drops are being arranged for participants from Ajman, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and 13 pick-up points have been arranged in Dubai. Details of the pick up and drop points and the contact details of the coordinators will soon be available on our website and social media assets.
Anurag Bhushan added: “We take this opportunity to once again thank His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Olympic Committee and the President of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, for extending his patronage to the event.”