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The Embassy of India in Buenos Aires is the diplomatic representation of the Government of India, accredited to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Embassy is headed by His Excellency Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia who assumed charge on 21 August 21 2019. The Embassy in coordination with local authorities, yoga schools and other partners, has organized the International Day of Yoga since its first edition in 2015 with the events witnessing enthusiastic participation across the years.

For more information about the Embassy and its activities, please visit:

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The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) of the Government of India was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries; to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people, and to develop relations with nations.

For more information on ICCR, including its scholarship program, please visit:

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The Ministry of AYUSH of the Government of India was formed on 9th November 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) systems of health care. The Ministry focuses its efforts on development of pharmacopeial standards, education and research in these ancient systems of well-being, as well as promotion of cultivation and regeneration of medicinal plants used in these systems.

For more information on Ministry of AYUSH, its programs and international cooperation, please visit:

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The literal translation of the word Yoga means ‘to add’ or ‘union’. Yoga is, therefore, meant to unite mind, body and soul.

Yoga is mentioned along with Ayurveda in the ancient Indian scriptures dating back to immemorial times when the sages of the land of Bharata had discovered the science and art of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Yoga is not only a simple physical exercise to keep the body fit but is also an important meditational tool. If practiced in accordance with due procedures, it helps in achieving physical and mental fitness at the same time.

In the year 2014, the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution to observe 21 June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) every year. Since 2015, the global community has been celebrating this day with increasing enthusiasm and with higher participation in each passing year.

Last year, in 2020, in the context of COVID 19 pandemic, we celebrated the 6th edition of International Yoga Day virtually under the theme “Yoga from home”. Yoga sessions and workshops were streamed live throughout the week preceding the final event and were joined by the people in huge numbers. This year in accordance with the COVID19 protocols in place, we will celebrate the 7th edition of IDY virtually and strive to take the message of “Be With Yoga, Be at Home” even farther.

Argentina has an unparalleled affection and respect for Indian culture. The love for Yoga is evident across the length and breadth of the country, regardless of the size of the community. Several Indian Yoga institutions, promoting various forms of Yoga, have substantial presence in Argentina with huge number of followers.

I am looking forward to more than usual zeal and participation of Argentine yoga practitioners in IDY festivities beginning on 12 June and culminating in a grand virtual celebration on 20 June.

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