International Day of Yoga at Tolstoy Farm promises to be bigger than ever


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Many eager yoga enthusiasts participated in a curtain raiser at Tolstoy Farm, the commune started by Mahatma Gandhi during his tenure in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event marked the beginning of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations, which will be hosted later this month.

The historic venue, where Gandhiji and his followers once regularly engaged in yoga, has become the setting for this annual highlight of IDY. Johannesburg is preparing to break the record set at last year’s event, and the major IDY celebration at Wanderers Stadium on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, promises to be even bigger and better than before.

Indian Consul General Mahesh Kumar had last year hosted Deputy President Paul Mashatile and over 75,000 participants on the field and periphery of the iconic cricket stadium.

The growing involvement of multinational and leading South African companies in this event demonstrates the significance of IDY, which was declared at the UN in 2014 after a motivation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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