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From Washington to Nairobi and from Sydney to Paris, Indian missions abroad are gearing up to celebrate the International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21. In Colombo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena joined yoga enthusiasts at the Independence Square while Navtej Sarna, Indian ambassador to the US led a group of yoga aficionados at the National Mall in Washington DC performing different asanas. Ever since the declaration of June 21 as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations, Indian missions have played a major role in celebrating yoga day across the globe with much fanfare. To begin with, the missions have been themselves organising IYD programmes, attended by people of different nationalities. Today, Indian missions in France, the US, Switzerland, Uganda, Kenya, Australia organised yoga sessions, ahead of the IYD. "Scan & join Yoga Session @UN posters attracting enthusiasts in unprecedented numbers," Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations tweeted, depicting the mood at UN office in New York, ahead of the IYD.
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