The theme of the Session is ‘Work Life Balance & Health: Distress to De Stress’. Iman Multaq, a yoga expert and recipient of the award “Middle East Woman of the Year 2015” will be the keynote speaker. There will be a live yoga demonstration followed by an introduction to Ayurveda cooking by Kaushani Desai.
There will also be a cultural performance and screening of a short film on Yoga. While addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, had urged the world community to adopt 21st June as International Day of Yoga.
He had stressed: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being.
“Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
Thereafter, the UNGA had declared on December11, 2014, through a unanimous Resolution June 21 as International Day of Yoga.
The Resolution had recogniSed that yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and that wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population.