As a prelude to International day of Yoga, 2018, Consulate General of India, New York organized ‘Yoga Cruise’ on Sunday, June 03, 2018 in association with Vegetarian Vision and Mallakhamb federation USA. The cruise centered on the theme of Yoga and was attended by more than 400 people.
The state of the art yacht called ‘Skyline Princess’ chartered exclusively for the cruise had three separate and wrap around decks including indoor and outdoor spaces with occupancy of 450 people. Yoga related conversations, discussions, lectures were simultaneously being held on various decks with guests heartily enjoining each session.
The cruise also included yoga demonstrations, performances by Mallakhamb Federation USA and innovative session on Laughter Yoga by Poonam Gupta. The Consulate’s in-house teacher on Indian Culture, Dr. Dayashankar Vidyalankar gave demonstrations on various yoga poses which were intended to make yoga accessible in everyday life of people. It was heartening to note that kids of various ages enthusiastically participated in various yoga demonstrations.
Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York flagged off the yacht with releasing of multi colored balloons symbolizing eternal value of peace, freedom and unity in diversity. The event was heavily covered by the local media.