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Yoga Enthusiasts Congregate In Times Square

India-West Staff Reporter

NEW YORK, NY – Ahead of the International Day of Yoga, ‘Solstice at Times Square’ showcased widespread enthusiasm for yoga in New York City on June 20. A large number of people participated in the day-long celebration at Times Square.

The Consulate General of India in New York, in partnership with Times Square Alliance, celebrated the 10th International Day of Yoga at Times Square. “The day-long celebration of Yoga, also known as ‘Solstice at Times Square’, featured seven yoga sessions, in which about 10,000 people from various nationalities participated, showcasing the widespread enthusiasm for yoga in New York City and the US,” the consulate said.

Consul General Binaya Pradhan greeted the participants and

highlighted the benefits of yoga for both physical health and spiritual well-being, as well as its role in promoting harmony.

“As you can see, we have yoga participants from several nationalities, and this is going to go on for the entire day today. We are expecting about 8,000 to 10,000 participants who will do yoga along with us.

I’m really happy that this year, the theme of Yoga Day is yoga for self and society. I’m sure this is going to inspire everybody who is participating here today and in other parts of the US,” he said.

The Consulate is organizing a month-long celebration of the International Day of Yoga across its jurisdiction, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut. (Courtesy:

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