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The third International Yoga Day 2017 kicks off in Hanoi

Updated at Sunday, 18 Jun 2017, 10:49
The Hanoitimes - On June 17, the third International Yoga Day – 2017 was held in Statue of King Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
The third International Yoga Day – 2017 attracted the participation of representatives from local agencies, the leaders of Ambassy of India in Hanoi, Yoga experts from India, as well as more than 1,000 people, who love yoga in the capital.
The third International Yoga Day – 2017 attracted the participation of representatives from local agencies, the leaders of Ambassy of India in Hanoi, Yoga experts from India, as well as more than 1,000 people, who love yoga in the capital.
The event as part of events to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India bilateral diplomatic ties (January 7, 1972 - 2017) and ten years of their strategic partnership (2007 - 2017).
The third International Yoga Day – 2017 attracted the participation of representatives from local agencies, the leaders of Ambassy of India in Hanoi, Yoga experts from India, as well as more than 1,000 people, who love yoga in the capital. Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish believed the event would bring people together for comprehensive health, happiness and community strength, he added.
The third International Yoga Day is an important cultural exchange activity, contributing to strengthening the mutual understanding between the two peoples, as well as realising the agreements signed by high-ranking leaders of the two countries.
Vietnam was one of the first countries to co-sponsor the United Nations General Assembly Resolution creating International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi first called for the adoption of June 21 as International Yoga Day while addressing the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014. The resolution accomplishing this soon followed.
The Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh city is separately celebrating the International Day of Yoga on Sunday, 25 th June, at the Nguyen Hue Str., District 1, Ho Chi Minh city. After Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city it will move to other southern provinces of Da Nang city, Nha Trang city, Nghe An city and Vinh Phuc province…
The two first International Yoga Days which were held in Vietnam in 2015 and 2016 attracted the participation of hundreds of thousands of people. 
 
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