INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA - IDY - 2009 COMMEMORATIONS
Junho, 21st - LISBOA
HUNDREDS CELEBRATE YOGA’S WORLD DAY – 2009, June, 21st. – LISBON
Hundreds of participants were gathered last Sunday, June 21st. at Estádio INATEL / 1st. May, in a Mega Yoga Class to celebrate a Day for World Peace, for the end of thirst and hunger and for the fainting of world inequalities. The initiative is promoted by the FLY (Yoga Lusa Federation), ALYO (Yoga Lusa Association) and the Portuguese Yoga Confederation.
The President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, Jorge Veiga e Castro, Yoga Master underlines the importance of this Day and of this ageless practice “since 2001 that this Day seeks to establish a new era of World Peace, it’s the day of fraternity, when all people should celebrate differences as a richness and appeal to their leaders to end war in the Planet.”
Lady Maria Barroso, Godmother of this Project, was one of the personalities attending the event, as well as India’s Ambassadress. D.R. Kaarthikeyan – representative of the Indian Government – stated “this initiative will change the world”. Also present were Laxmi Shah - the representative of the United Nations, Shri Svámin Yogasvarupánanda Jí – Shivananda Áshrama and the representative of Shrí Shrí B. K. Iyengar Jí – José Maria Vigar.