Melbourne, June 9
: Indian Consulate in Australia has decide to organise events to mark International Yoga Day on June 21, media reported.
A curtain raiser for the event was organised in front of Victoria's Parliament house in May where several people performed Sun salutations.
"Yoga is the most beautiful and inspiring gift by the Indian civilisation to the world. To live in peace with each other and themselves was the guiding words of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the historic resolution to celebrate this day was accepted," the Consul General Manika Jain said.
"A small event was organised in May to apprise people about the Yoga day at the Consulate here and it was officially launched on Monday with several people performing Suryanamaskars," she said.
According to media reports, the main even to mark International Yoga Day will be organised in Springers Leisure centre in Melbourne as well as other parts of Australia.
"On the main day, we are holding a day long conference and workshops in Melbourne where many leading speakers, doctors, scholars, psychiatrists and yoga experts will participate and deliberate," Jain said.
Many Australian universities are keen to join the main yoga even to be held on June 21 as yoga is no stranger to Australia.
"The event is surely going to create and promote awareness about India among the Australian tourists. Those keen to discover yoga techniques in order to improve spiritual and physical aspects of their life and lifestyle will make plans to travel India," she added.
"By participating this event, Australian tourists would see that India is a multi-faceted country and has many things to offer," she said.
The main event would hold several yoga and meditation sessions to be run by Rajendra Yenkannamoole, founder of the Vasudeva Kriya Yoga.
OneIndia News (With inputs from agency)