Kick off Ceremony held for of 2nd Yoga Day

The kick off ceremony for the 2nd International Yoga Day in Chicago

The kick off ceremony for the 2nd International Yoga Day in Chicago

CHICAGO: The City of Sandwich in Illinois will participate with the Indian Consulate Midwest in celebrating the second International Day of Yoga slated to be held on Saturday June 21 at Timber Creek Inn, 3300 Drew Ave, Sandwich, from morning 10 am till evening 5 pm.

In this connection, a kick off ceremony of 2nd International of Yoga Day was celebrated on Tuesday May 17 at the Consulate premises in Chicago Downtown. The Mayor of city of Sandwich, Rick Olson, attended the ceremony along with representatives of City of Sandwich including the Chief of Police of city, Jim Bianci. The ceremony was also attended by different community organizations, established yoga and spiritual centers and members of the Media.

Shri O.P.Meena, Consul, welcomed the guests. The ceremony started with screening of extracts of Messages of Prime Minister of India, EAM & Minister [IC] derived from Common Yoga Protocol 2016.

During kick off ceremony, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General, addressed the gathering & shared information with participants on celebration of 2nd International Yoga Day. The following are the important details of the Second International Yoga Day celebrations in US Midwest:

Participating Organizations: The Art of living Foundation, Isha Foundation, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center, SEWA International, Science of Spirituality, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Yog Sadhan Ashram, Sahaj Yoga Ashram, Temple of Harmony, Swami Sahajananda, Balaji Temple, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, American Association of Retired Asians (AARA), Metropolitan American Federation of Seniors [MAFS],
Events: The following events would be organized as part of the Second International Yoga Day:

Book Exhibition: A special book exhibition on Yoga will be exhibited on the occasion.
Photo exhibition: Selected photographs on Yoga will be displayed
Screening of documentary films
Common Yoga Protocol / demonstration of Common Asanas and Breathing Techniques by The Art of Living Foundation.

Guided Meditation Workshop & Children’s Activities by the Brahm Kumaris Meditation Center.
Surya Namaskar Demonstration by the Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh
Talk on the science of Kriya Yoga and meditation by Swami Sahajananda
Surat Shabd: ‘Yoga An Ageless Technique’ by The Science of Spirituality
Hath Yoga posture & Cleansing demonstration by YogSadhan Ashram

Cyclic Meditation Workshop (Stop Diabetic Movement) by SEWA International
Chair Yoga demonstration for seniors by American Association of Retired Asians (AARA)
The Second International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in a befitting manner not only in the City of Sandwich but in the entire US Midwest. O.P. Meena, Consul, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Surendra Ullal

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