According to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, messages of endorsement were received from several leaders, including the Prime Minister of Australia and Cambodia, the President of Israel and the Duke of Cambridge.
Yoga demonstrations were held in several iconic locations around the world, including London Bridge and the Shard in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Times Square in New York, the Angor Vat in Cambodia, Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Kings Garden in Copenhagen, Palais des Nations in Geneva, the Opera House in Sydney, the Burj al Arab in Dubai and the Great Wall in China.
Many foreign government leaders and dignitaries, including the Minister of Health of Turkmenistan, Minister of Tourism of Gambia, Members of Parliament in UK and the Attorney General of Mandalay attended Yoga Day events along with mayors and other administrative heads of cities.
Several local celebrities joined events such as Senegalese singer Ms. Adiouza, Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer and UK diaspora champion Priti Patel.
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In Spain, Yoga week was celebrated in conjunction with the IIFA awards in which Bollywood stars participated in large numbers.
Yoga gurus Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev led the yoga events in European Parliament and UN New York respectively.
The United Nations building in New York was lit up with Yoga poses in support of Yoga for meeting the sustainable development goals.