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Celebrations of International Day of Yoga in Bangkok on Sunday, 26 June, 2016

The Second International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Bangkok (Thailand) at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University, in the heart of Bangkok. Around 6000 people participated which included students& yoga enthusiasts.  A group of specially abled participants, sponsored by Deaf Association of Thailandalso participated in the Event. Her Excellency Ms. KobkarnWattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand and Mr.Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Ambassador, Mr. PomthongMalakul, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Chulalongkorn University and Ms. YadaTheppanom, Miss Grand Thailand 2013 inaugurated the event with lighting of lamp. Video messages on the occasion of 2nd International Yoga Day from Prime Minister of India, Mr. NarendraModi and Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. SushmaSwaraj, were shown to the participants. A Yoga session as per the common Yoga protocol was conducted for all participants. Yoga experts deputed from India demonstrated advanced yogic postures. Several dignitaries including Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, UN Regional Offices based in Bangkok were present during the Event. Well-known celebrity Ms. YadaTheppanom, Miss Grand Thailand 2013 was the star attraction and famous TV Thai Anchor Ms. MickyThanachok was Emcee for the Event.

At the same time, 150 people participated in a Yoga Session at Central Festival in Hat Yai, Songkla province.


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