More than 1,500 people are expected to take part in the Yoga Summit, the second such festival to be held in China in recent years. The festival will be held from July 7 to 12 at the picturesque city of Dali in Yunnan Province.

Indian Embassy and Indian Consulate in Guangzhou is organizing the event as part of the ongoing year-long Glimpses of India festival being organized across China to expose the Chinese public to popular Indian ancient dance and art forms.

The Sangeet Natak Akadami dance troupe, which is currently touring China, is scheduled to perform at the festival.

Geeta S Iyengar, the daughter of famous yoga guru BKS Iyengar, would take part in the event along with 17 top yoga exponents.
B K S Iyengar, who visited China in 2012, has become a popular ambassador of the art form among millions of Chinese practitioners and his works have been widely translated into Mandarin.

The Yoga Summit, which is being advertised all over China, is expected to draw large audience, Indian officials said.


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