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Celebrating International Yoga Day 2024 at Centenary Square, Birmingham -21st June, 2024

June 24, 2024

On June 21, 2024, the Consulate General of India in Birmingham, in collaboration with Dr. Ashok's Ayurveda Clinic, the Art of Living, Shivodham, Arya Samaj, Brahma Kumaris, Heartfulness Meditation & Yoga Centre, Barefoot Yoga Birmingham, Patanjali Yog Peeth, and other partners, hosted a grand 10th International Yoga Day event at the iconic Centenary Square. This venue, adjacent to the Birmingham Library—the largest public library in the UK and the largest public cultural space in Europe—provided a perfect backdrop, reflecting the cultural and educational significance of yoga.

Over 300 yoga enthusiasts from the Midlands and North England gathered to practice and celebrate the holistic beauty of yoga. The event featured inspiring videos and speeches, with Consul General Dr. Venkatachalam Murugan discussing this year's theme, 'Yoga for self and society.' Consul General and Dr Satya Sharma, Deputy Lieutenant highlighted yoga's global acceptance and its innumerable benefits for individuals and communities. Experienced instructors guided everyone through a beautiful yoga session, creating a serene and unified practice in the heart of the Midlands.

The Consulate, along with various organizations, coordinated more than 20 yoga events across 15 cities, promoting yoga's holistic benefits far and wide. This celebration showcased not only the physical and mental advantages of yoga but also its power to foster community and well-being.