Intl Yoga Day: World’s second biggest celebrations to be held in China after India

In China, ahead of the third UN International Day of Yoga, thousands of Chinese would participate in scores of events organised across the country. Officials said, it will the second biggest yoga day celebration in the world after India.
Beijing’s iconic Great Wall as well as numerous parks, lakes and resorts across China have become venues for the both official and unofficial yoga events being held with active support of Chinese government bodies.
The Indian Embassy in Beijing besides Indian Consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou are also organising dozens of events commemorating the events featuring Chinese officials.
A first yoga college has come up outside India with jointcollaboration of India and China in Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, which has also lined up several yoga events.
The Yoga got an official sanction when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in 2015 at a joint event during the latter’s visit.However, yoga has become immensely popular over the years in China vying with ancient indigenous physical fitness martial art form Tai Chi.
China also backed India’s move in the UN to make June 21 as International Yoga Day, giving a fillip to hundreds of yoga clubs and organisations.