1. In accordance with the UN General Assembly Resolution A/Res/69/131, which was adopted by acclamation in December 2014 with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states, United Nations has established 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The celebration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga will be held on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Wankdorf Quartierplatz, Papiermuhlstrasse 71, 3014, Berne from 1100 hrs.
2. The above said UN resolution came into effect shortly after the address of the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi during 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, where he said "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 ".
3. The yoga exercises performed regularly even if for a small duration have potential to bring immense physical and mental transformation, including preventive health, peace of mind and freedom from tension. Keeping in view of these benefits of Yoga and in spirit of cooperation and universal benefits, the Embassy of India, Berne welcomes all to participate in this Event on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Wankdorf Quartierplatz, Papiermuhlstrasse 71, 3014, Berne from 1100 hrs. Entry for the event is free for all.