The High Commission of India in Sri will be celebrating the 9th International Day of Yoga in collaboration with the yoga institutes in Sri Lanka by holding a public event at the Independence Square Park, Colombo on Saturday 17 June, 2023 from 7:00am onwards.

The United Nations General Assembly had adopted a resolution piloted by India, on December 11, 2014 declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution.  Since 2015, International Day of Yoga is being celebrated throughout Sri Lanka with participation of thousands of yoga enthusiasts.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition that embodies unity of mind and body. Yoga, like Ayurveda, is a part of the shared cultural heritage of India and Sri Lanka.