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International Day of Yoga

On Sunday, June 21, International Day of Yoga was celebrated across 177 countries around the world.

I was privileged to represent the Premier Colin Barnett at a very special celebration held at the South Perth Community Centre.

The day came about after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a motion to the United Nations calling for international recognition of yoga. Mr Modi convinced delegates of the benefits of Yoga in contributing to mental and physical health, relationships, productivity and general happiness.

It was a pleasure to spend time with members of the Indian community and meet the acting Consul General of India in Perth, Mr Hira Raichandani, and Consul Mr Rajesh Kumar.

John McGrath at South Perth Community Centre celebrating International Day of Yoga
John McGrath at South Perth Community Centre celebrating International Day of Yoga