London: The International Yoga day began on the banks of river Thames with hundreds of people gathering across the cities to celebrate the day as Prime Minister David Cameron said that he was pleased to see the enthusiasm among the practitioners of the ancient Indian exercise.
He said, “The UK is pleased to support International Yoga Day. “We were one of 177 countries to vote in favour of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi’s proposal and we are pleased to see the enthusiasm with which it is being embraced, both in UK and around the world.”
The United Nations adopted the resolution which was led by India declaring June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’ in December last year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea. In U.K. the main event was held on the bank of the river Thames was at Bernie-Spain Garden. The event commenced with the lighting of a lamp followed by speeches and exercises.
The event was organised by the Indian High Commission and the Government of India Tourist Office in collaboration with the British Wheel of Yoga, Sivananda Vedanta Centre and Art of Living Foundation.