SBS News Australia
Alex Hawke, Federal MP, Australia
SBS News Australia
Alex Hawke, Federal MP, Australia
New York, 21 Jun: On the occasion of first International Day of Yoga Hon. Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj released a book ‘Yoga: Bharat’s Invaluable Gift to the World’ at an event organised in New York today.
Shri Ravi Kumar Iyer, the author of book was also present at the event.
The timely released book has already gained much praise from different part of the world specially from Yoga lovers participating in the International Yoga Day globally.
The most special endorsement for the book came from Hon. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi himself, on who’s proposal United Nation designated June 21st as International Yoga Day.
Sydney June 21, 2015: The first International Yoga Day saw thousands turning to their Yoga mats to celebrate events organised by HCA with many other organisations across all major cities of Australia
As the United Nations marks its first International Yoga Day, Australia wakes up to the 5000-year-old science in such grandeur for the first time.
The events organised by the Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with HSS and OFBJP have registered an overwhelming response to its unrestricted events organised across many cities of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Sydney, the yoga capital of Australia witnessed its tryst with spirituality at the iconic Bondi Beach and the multicultural hub Parramatta.
Participants at the Bondi Beach started their eventful day with the sun salutation or Surya Namaskar, took part in the popular Hatha Yoga, laughter yoga and meditation. One of the most popular sessions was the one on Yoga for surfers that combined science with sports. Participants were also treated to fruitful panel discussions, many of which were eye openers.
Parramatta event turned out to be very popular among the Yoga lovers as it sits right in the heart of multicultural capital of Sydney. The cultural events and the Grand Surya Namaskar swept audience off its feet. Lord Mayor Parramatta Scott Lloyd, Julie Ovens, the Federal Member of Parliament of Parramatta, Alex Hawke, Federal Member of Parliament of Mitchell and other dignitaries also marked their presence to encourage the audience.
At the U.N. assembly in 2014, the Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, reminded the world that for 5000 years India has been practicing Yoga as a system of uniting the body, mind and spirit for a peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
The HCA, through its endeavours, not only supports the efforts of the Indian Prime Minister, but also seeks to bring the benefits of yoga to each individual in Australia. We have also set the stage for future editions of this grand event.
Keeping up with the spirit of India i.e. spreading ancient knowledge, we are organising these Yoga events absolutely free of cost in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
Sydney June 18, 2015: On the occasion of the first World Yoga Day, we invite you all to be part of its biggest celebration of Australia that is being organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, all in sync, harmony and free, reflecting the very principal of Yoga.
The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), HSS and OFBJP Australia are teaming up with large number of Yoga schools and community organisations to organise this historic event.
A number of programmes are being organised in all the major cities of Australia, where renowned Yoga gurus from all the different schools and types will sharing the millennia old wisdom by taking free yoga and meditation classes.
Sydney, the yoga capital of Australia will witness its tryst with spirituality at the multicultural hub Parramatta. A grand Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) would be the special attraction of the event. A large number of Yoga lovers will perform this ancient set of Yoga imbibing sun’s energy within them.
Australia is in deep love with Yoga and this is reflected by the number of special guests lined up for the day that includes personalities from sports and films, a number of federal and state ministers and parliamentarians.
People of all faith, race, gender and nationality are welcome to participate and experience the benefits of one of the earliest science known to mankind.
Through our endeavours, we support the efforts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during his maiden speech at the United Nations, proposed the benefits of adopting yoga to the global audience and called for the adoption of 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
The occasion brings to us a great sense of pride and responsibility to be a part of our collective heritage – Yoga. It is an Indian gift to mankind, which creates harmony in human body, mind and spirit and uplifts consciousness.
We encourage all of you to come with your families and friends to participate in this unique opportunity. Over 175 nations, including the USA, Canada, Singapore, UK and China, are celebrating the event.
First International Yoga Day in Australia
Australia gears up to host the first International Yoga Day in all major cities
Sydney May 23, 2015: The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with number of community organisations and Yoga schools is preparing to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21, 2015.
A number of events will be organized in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. Sydney, the yoga capital of Australia, will pay one of the most splendid tributes to the 5000 year old discipline.
The iconic Bondi beach, which is the cultural hub of Sydney, along with the multicultural hub Parramatta, are ready to share the inspiration of this ancient wisdom, and how it can be applied practically modern day life.
The events will highlight the benefits of the physical yoga practices as well as sharing insights into the mind and wellbeing aspects of this valuable storehouse of ancient knowledge.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address to the UN General Assembly in September 2014 called for the adoption of 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
Recognizing the importance of yoga, 175 nations, including the USA, Canada and China, are celebrating the event.
We invite you all to come, participate and experience the positivity that yoga as a spiritual discipline can offer.
As the preparations go ahead, details of events are announced on our website www.WorldYogaDay.org.au. You can also stay in touch through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/InternationalYogaDayAustralia