The Indian Consulate's International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations began a day early. The mission marked the day - which is celebrated on June 21 - on Saturday at its premises in Dubai in the presence of a few yoga enthusiasts amid strict social distancing protocol. The mission streamed the one-hour session live on its social media channels.
Addressing the session, Consul-General of India in Dubai Vipul said yoga can play an important role in coming out of the pandemic situation.
Different groups in the UAE have extended support to virtual celebrations of IDY 2020. This year's yoga day is being observed at home virtually with the theme: 'Yoga at home, yoga with family'.
In 2019, more than 4,000 people from different nationalities attended the yoga day celebrations held by the Indian Consulate in Dubai. GOPIO was among the organisations which had supported the celebrations.