UN Headquarters Lit Up Ahead of International Yoga Day

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United Nation: Ahead of the International Yoga Day, headquarters of United Nations in New York is bracing itself for the occasion. The headquarters has been lit up for the Yoga Day celebrations to be held on June 21. Delegates from countries across the globe will join the celebrations.

Apart from UN delegates, thousands of citizens are expected to participate in the gala events that will be organised on the day. The iconic Times Square will be host a series of events on the occasion with several spiritual leaders and various Indian community associations marking their presence at the second International Yoga Day.

The International Yoga Day was commemorated at the UN last year following a proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The UN General Assembly in December 2014 adopted a resolution with 177 co-sponsoring member states to observe the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

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According to sources, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will lead the celebrations at the UN headquarters tower by hosting a yoga session. General Assembly President Morgens Lykketoft is expected to be the chief guest at the event, while Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach will be the speaker.