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Celebration of 7th International Day of Yoga

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Consulate General of India



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Celebration of 7th International Day of Yoga


Consulate General of India Hambantota in collaboration with Om Yoga Institute, Matara celebrated the 7th ‘International Yoga Day’ on 22nd June 2021 with the theme “Yoga for Wellness” at a special Yoga session, organized in virtual mode. Yoga sessions were conducted by Ms. Somie P Palliyaguruge, instructor from Om Yoga Institute. Government Dignitaries such as District Secretaries of Galle, Matara, Hambantota & Monaragala took part in the sessions via virtual mode. Many participants, including officials of Chamber of Commerce Galle/ Matara/ Hambantota, Students of University of Ruhuna & government officials enthusiastically participated the event.

02. Consul General Mr. Dipin P.R delivered the welcome speech and Consul Mr. Atul Aggarwal thanked everyone for participating in the event. The participants were also informed about the launch of mYoga App inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi which was jointly developed by World Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush. 

03. This Year due to the Covid 19 situation, the Consulate celebrated IDY, 2021 in virtual mode and organized one week yoga session from 15th June onwards. Since 2015, every year, the Consulate General of India Hambantota, celebrates the International Day of Yoga in Southern Province & Monaragala District with great fervor and active participation of prominent personalities, students and local yoga enthusiast.



23 June 2021