Israel to celebrate International Yoga Day and 25 years of diplomatic ties with India

The largest yoga event in Israel is set to take place in Tel Aviv on June 21st: International Yoga Day. Along with celebrating yoga, Israel and India will be celebrating 25 years of diplomatic ties and their 1500 yoga mats will make up a giant work of art at Rabin Square.
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The Tel Aviv Municipality announced that on June 21st in honor of International Yoga Day, the largest yoga event in Israel is set to take place at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Along with International Yoga Day, Israel and India will be celebrating 25 years of diplomatic ties.

The free event will include several different forms of yoga and will be led by renowned yoga teacher Dr. Rohit Sabharwal, who teaches at the Art of Living Stream of Yoga. Thousands of Israelis will take part in International Yoga Day and 1500 yoga mats will be turned into a giant art installation. The artwork will be revealed at 4:00 pm and envisions what Israel will look like in 30 years, emphasizing environment and co-existence. An official ceremony will be held at 8:00 pm, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will send a message.

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Indian Prime Minister Narenra Modi will visit Israel for the first time in a few weeks. Upon addressing the UN for the first time, Modi presented his idea to celebrate International Yoga Day. As a result, the UN pronounced June 21st as the international holiday’s date. “Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition,” Modi stated while launching the initiative. “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It is not about exercise, but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”



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