The United Nations Headquarters in New York has been lit up for the Second International Yoga day celebrations to be held on June 21.

UN delegates, thousands of citizens are expected to participate in the gala events that will be organised on the day.

The image of a yoga posture was projected onto the UN headquarters as the world body geared up for the international observance.

“Yoga set to light up UN. Sneak peek of Yoga posture projections on iconic UN Headquarters building in New York on IDY 2016,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

The image projected onto the UN building shows a woman doing the ‘Parvatasana’ or the ‘inverted V’ posture.

India’s Permanent Mission to the UN in association with the UN Department of Public Information will commemorate the day on June 21 at the world body’s headquarters.

The International Yoga Day was commemorated at the UN last year following a proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The UN General Assembly in December 2014 adopted a resolution with 177 co-sponsoring member states to observe the International Day of Yoga on June 21. Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice. It has its origin in India and aims to transform both body and mind.

Author: Ope Adedeji