Beijing’s iconic Great Wall as well as numerous parks, lakes and resorts across China have become the venues for yoga events being held with active support of Chinese government bodies. The Indian Embassy which has a yoga specialist Umesh Babu, besides Indian Consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou are organising dozens of events which would be attended by Chinese officials.
Ahead of the third UN International Day of Yoga, thousands of Chinese would participate in scores of events organised across the Communist nation, which officials say will make it the second biggest celebrations of the day in the world after India.
First yoga college has come up outside India with joint collaboration of India and China in Yunnan Minzu, University in Kunming, has also lined up with several yoga events.
“Since UN declared yoga day June 21 has become a yoga festival day in all big and small cities in China,” Manmohan Singh Bhandari, an Indian yoga expert who along with his Chinese wife Yin Yan runs yoga training school Yogi Yoga, said at Beijing.
“In terms of the quality of participation of Yoga practitioners from India, the number of events at different locations in China and the expected outreach to Chinese Yoga lovers, the series of events planned for this year are poised to reach new heights,” the embassy said.