Over 100 people, including diplomats and UN staff, performed yoga at UN headquarters to celebrate the first ever International Day of Yoga.
The celebrities included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo (Ban) Soon- taek, who participated in the event guided by Yoga guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from India, a report in Chinese news agency Xinhua said.
Addressing the event, Mr Ban said, “I am hoping that if yoga promotes physical dexterity, it can also promote diplomatic dexterity.”
“My hope is that yoga will give people everywhere the sense and the oneness we need to work together to live in harmony and usher in a life of dignity for all,” he added.
On December 11, 2014, the UN General Assembly proclaimed in its resolution June 21 as International Yoga Day.