15:29 | 02/06/2015 Society
The celebration for the first International Day of Yoga will be held at Hanoi’s Quan Ngua Sports Complex on June 21.
Locals take part in a yoga class. Photo: VNA
The event includes yoga performances will take place in other cities and provinces nationwide such as Can Tho, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Indian Embassy in Vietnam.
June 21 was declared as the international Day of Yoga by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 2014, Indian Ambassador Preeti Saran said at a press conference on June 1.
Vietnam is one of the first countries to co-sponsor UN General Assembly Resolution of such nature, she said.
According to the diplomat, 177 out of 193 UN member states joined as co-sponsors, creating a new record the highest number of co-sponsoring countries ever for the UN resolution.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27 last year.
Ambassador Preeti Saran thanked the Vietnamese Government and agencies and organisations for its support and coordination in the event./.