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Celebration of first International Day of Yoga in Almaty

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The first International Day of Yoga in Almaty was celebrated at the Miras International School, Almaty on June 21 with great fanfare.

The event was attended by about 600 people and included diplomats, members of Indian community, members of Yoga Sanskar, Brahma Kumari Ashram, ISKCON, Classical Yoga Centre and other yoga enthusiasts.

The event began with flying of balloons with IDY banner by invited guests and welcome remarks by Shri Naveen Kapur, Second Secretary, ROI, Almaty. This was followed by short speeches by chief guest Ms. Murzabekova Svetlana Viktorovna, Deputy Director, Nursultan Nazabayev Educational Foundation, Mr. Kazhim Khan Kasymovich Massimov, Guest of Honour, Ms. Sholpan Dzhamanbalayeva, Vice Rector of Social Development of Al Farabi Kazakh National University Almaty (KAZNU), Mr. Sandeep Jadhav, Coordinator of the event and other dignitaries. The programme included a yoga performance as per the common yoga protocol and a demonstration of advanced yoga postures by some yoga instructors in Almaty. The Centre of Indian Classical Dances presented a scintillating cultural performance depicting yoga.
 
The programme culminated with distribution of a memento of IDY Logo and certificates to special guests and yoga instructors followed by light refreshments.  



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