The High Commission of India in Wellington in association with the Art of Living, Wellington, hosted the fifth International Day of Yoga at Bharat Bhawan, parallel to the event hosted by the Consulate office and community organisations in Auckland.

The event received immense popularity of the community and also the attention of some of the government and council officials who graced the event with their presence.

Curators from Art of Living Wellington, Sahana and Ravi Mistry conducted the an-hour plus yoga session for the attendees present there.

“The event was a great success as it has been in the last few years- but it can be agreed that the event and yoga as an exercise are getting very popular here, and not just amongst Indians but also amongst other ethnicities in the country,” one of the attendees said.

MP Brett Hudson and Mayor of Porirua, Mike Tana, graced the occasion. Charge d’affaires C Doss Jeyakumar inaugurated the event with a welcome speech.

The International Day of Yoga main event is observed on June 21 every year, and many different community organisations and private yoga centres are hosting separate events on the day across the globe.