International Yoga Day celebrated in Egypt

Cairo: A special event was held at a park in Egypt's capital Cairo on Tuesday night to mark the second International Day of Yoga. More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered to practice yoga on the grass and enjoy some traditional performances organised by the Embassy of India in Egypt, Xinhua news agency reported. "We have noticed strong growth in the practice of yoga in Egypt over the last year, both in popularity and in the expertise of the yogis," said Sanjay Bhattacharyya, the Indian ambassador. "We are proud of Egypt's support of IDY (the International Day of Yoga). This has encouraged us to reach out wider to students and other groups and to host the event in a large public park," he added. As a healthy lifestyle and a physical, mental practice originated from India, yoga now is popular around the world.  On December 11, 2014, the UN General Assembly designated June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.