The Story behind The International Day of Yoga

The 4th International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be held on Saturday, June 23rd 2018 from 6.30 am at Taman Menteng, Central Jakarta.

The IDY is actually on June 21st, however June 23rd has been chosen for the IDY in Jakarta as June 21st is a working day. But, why was June 21st selected as the day to commemorate the 5,000-year-old practice? Here are the facts about IDY that you need to know:

It was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

United Nations declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga on December 11th 2015 after the initiation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his UN General Assembly address on September 27th 2014.On his address, Narendra Modi said to the UN General Assembly that “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

More than 177 countries supported International Day of Yoga whereas 175 nations, including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution. It had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UN General Assembly Resolution of such nature. It was also the first ever in the history that the initiative of any country has been proposed and implemented in the UN body within 90 days.

Why June 21st?

There is a legit reason why June 21st was selected as the International Day of Yoga. Scientifically, June 21st is the day of the Summer Solstice, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis in the northern hemisphere is most inclined toward the Sun. June 21st is considered the longest day of the year with the sun rising early and setting late for the northern hemisphere.

Science aside, the summer solstice is also considered an important day in Indian mythology as it marks an event that could be considered the start of Yogic science. According to an article in the Times of India, written by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Shiva, in the yogic culture is seen as the Adiyogi (the first yogi). When people saw the Adiyogi, they flocked to him in the hope for enlightenment but left as he stayed oblivious of their presence.

However, seven people insisted to stay, wishing to learn from him. But, Shiva refused claiming that a lot of preparation had to be done. The seven people then sat determined through 84 years of sadhana, after which Shiva took notice of them as the sun was shifting from the northern to southern run—which was the day of the Summer Solstice. It is said that Shiva could no longer ignore them as they were brimming with knowledge. When the next full moon arose 28 days later, Adiyogi transformed himself into Adi Guru and started teaching the ways of yogic science to his disciples.

The objectives of International Day of Yoga

  • To let people know the amazing and natural benefits of yoga
  • To connect people to the nature by practicing yoga
  • To make people get used of meditation through yoga
  • To reduce the rate of health challenging diseases all over the world
  • To bring communities much close together to spend a day for health from busy schedule
  • To enhance growth, development and spread peace all around the world
  • To help people in their bad situations themselves by getting relief from stress through yoga
  • To strengthen the global coordination among people through yoga
  • To make people aware of physical and mental diseases and its solutions through practicing yoga
  • To protect unhealthy practices and promote and respect the good practices to make health better
  • To let people know their rights of good health and healthy life style to completely enjoy the highest standard of physical and mental health
  • To link between protection of health and sustainable health development
  • To get win over all the health challenges through regular yoga practice

The 4th International Day of Yoga

Embassy of India #Jakarta with support of Tourism Ministry of #Indonesia invites you to Promote #Health & #Happiness by joining the 4th INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2018 @ TAMAN MENTENG JAKARTA, from 6.30 to 8.00 am morning on SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018. Come and be a part of the Global Holistic Health movement.
Time : 6.30 – 8 AM

#indoindians #IndiansInIndonesia #IDY2018 #Yoga

Location map as below:

The United Nations General Assembly approved (December 2014) a proposal by consensus with record 177 countries co-sponsoring a resolution to establish 21 June as the “International Day of Yoga”. In its resolution, the UNGA recognized that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being. Indonesia was one of the countries which supported the resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’. The Yoga celebrations in Indonesia are part of global celebrations being organized by Indian Embassies around the world in cooperation with the host governments and partners .


Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Lahir dan Batin

In Indonesia, during Lebaran Muslims greet one another with mohon maaf lahir dan batin which means Forgive my physical and emotional wrongdoings, because Idul Fitri is not only for celebrations but a time for atonement: to ask for forgiveness for sins which they may have committed but have been cleansed by fasting and prayers during the holy month.
There is also a special ritual called halal bi-halal, where they visit their elders, in the family, the neighborhood, or their work, and show respect to them. They will also seek reconciliation (if needed), and preserve or restore harmonious relations.

Such a beautiful tradition to make things right and to start over. An opportunity for each person to be intentional in asking for forgiveness and reconciling with those closest to him/her.

Love and Forgiveness is what we all need for a world in harmony and peace.

6 Tips to Make Your Holiday More Fun and Enjoyable

Indonesia is winding down to its annual Lebaran holidays which is characterized by ‘Mudik’ or ‘Pulang Kampung’ the exodus of city folk back to their hometowns and families to celebrate Idul Fitri.

It also provides an opportunity to rest, rejuvenate or travel the world. Our newsletter edition this week features tips to make your holidays more fun and enjoyable.

Please note that the Indoindians Giftshop is not processing any orders during 8 June – 20 June 2018.

Happy celebrating Eid and have a joyful holiday,
Indoindians Team

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Dear Bharat Club Members,

This year we are organizing the 9th event of BCL as Bandung Cricket League – 9

Date:  8th July & 15th July 2018 & 22nd July 2018

Venue: Lapangan Tenis Bank Jabar, Jl. Sukakarya II No 42 Bandung

(Entry near Indomaret near May Bank Jl Surya Sumantri) Link here for your reference

Those who have not paid BCL Fee Kindly pay to Any committee member and send us email confirmation

Those who are not participating and would like to come and see matches kindly give us RSVP

Unpaid & Aspiring Members please PAY your ANNUAL Membership Fee to any Committee Members

Family 2,500,000/- &  Bachelor 1,800,000/-

>>>> GUEST FEE….IDR 300.000/- <<<

Teams and Match Schedule as below:

BCL 9 Matches
BCL 9 Matches
BCL 9 Teams & Players
BCL 9 Teams & Players


Kailash Kher with his band Kailasa

Kailash Kher in a short conversation with

Popular Indian singer Kailash Kher enthralled thousands at jam-packed Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian Diaspora and friends of India in Indonesia at the community reception hosted in his honor.

Kailash Kher has carved a special niche for himself in the music world by specializing in the classical Sufi tradition. His voice is unique and very different from any other contemporary singers. ‘Different can be difficult’ shared Kher during the interview. He has sung over 1500 songs and today Kher and his band, Kailasa, are always in much demand.

The sufi singer, 45, is one of the brand ambassadors nominated by Modi for his Clean India campaign. Having sung over 5,000 songs for Bollywood, the “Teri Deewani” hitmaker and has his band Kailasa have performed in more than 1000 concerts globally over the years. He has been honored with the Padma Shri award in 2017 by the Government of India.

His band, Kailasa, with the two prominent brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath provides a unique sound with their modern influences and Kher’s earthy and folk mysticism.

Kailash Kher shot to fame in 2004 with the song Allah Ke Bande. But the route to success was fraught with many challenges.

Kher has a childlike quality and enthusiasm. He definitely packs a huge voice in his short stature. He kept the audience mermerised with his engertic performance while wearing his sparking blue shoes which had a green LED soles.

In his conversation he shares that life has taught him not be scared of adversity, as it brings one in touch with their inner goodness and spirituality. While one is happy and content he is ‘hosh mein behosh’ or unaware. Maybe this is why he is such a soulful Sufi singer.

Kher compares PM Narendra Modi to Mughal emperor Akbar, and himself to one of the ‘navaratnas’ (or nine jewels)  a group of nine extraordinary people who support Modi.

A wonderful conversation with the amazing singer.



Indonesia has always been one of the places in which music festivals and concerts take place. Throughout the years, many musicians have come back and forth to Indonesia because of their high demand. So for the year 2018, here are the music festivals and concerts that are coming to Indonesia:

Music Festivals


We The Fest has always been one of the most anticipated music festivals in Indonesia. It is a summer music festival of music, arts, fashion and food. Currently, this is the 5th festival that is held in Indonesia.

Featuring Artist: Lorde, James Bay, Efek Rumah Kaca, GAC, Maliq & D’essentials and many more.
Ticket Price: from 960,000 to 1,980,000 per person
Date and Time: Friday-Sunday, 20-22 July 2018
Venue: JIEXPO Kemayoran Jakarta
You can get the ticket here.

Djakarta Warehouse Project 2018

Other than WE THE FEST, Djakarta Warehouse Project is also one of the most liked music festivals in Indonesia. Although it has been confirmed that it will be held on December at JIEXPO Kemayoran Jakarta, there hasn’t been more information about the artists nor the ticket price.

Featuring Artist: Not yet available
Ticket Price: Not yet available
Date and Time: Friday-Saturday, 14-15 December 2018
Venue: JIEXPO Kemayoran Jakarta
You can check for updates here.

ON OFF Festival

On the other hand, ON OFF Festival is held for the first time in Indonesia. The unique aspect of this music festivals is its variety of performers from musicians to content creators. This festival presents musicians and online content creators from around the world with their tagline “showcasing online world to an offline festival experience”.
Featuring Artist: Halsey, Conor Maynard, Skinnyfabs, Young Lex, Cindercella and many more.
Ticket Price: From 600,000 to 1,000,000
Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, 11-12 August 2018
Venue: Gandaria City
You can get the ticket here.

Prambanan Jazz 2018

Prambanan Jazz is a collaboration of ideas that unite music, experience, and a masterpiece of our ancestral heritage. With incredible Jazz performances by Indonesian musicians, Prambanan Temple gives a traditional and ancient ambience to the concert.

Featuring Artist: Kahitna, RAN, Diana Krall, Tompi, Letto, Gigi, Hivi, Iwa K and many more.
Ticket Price: from 300,000 to 5,000,000
Date and Time: Friday-Sunday, 17-19 August 2018
Venue: Prambanan Temple Yogyakarta
You can get the ticket here.


If you would like to listen to Indonesian Musicians, this would be the perfect music festival. Soundrenaline has been held for a few years in Indonesia, this year being the 16th.  It presents music from different genres and has a lineup of various well-known Indonesian musicians. For this year, the theme will be ‘Soul of Expression’ with a luxurious stage decoration.
Featuring Artist: Sheila on 7, Naif, Fourtwnty, Dipha Barus, Padi Reborn, The S.I.G.I.T, Pee Wee Gaskins, Jason Ranti, Wake Up Iris!,
Ticket Price: 300k left
Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 September 2018
Venue: Garuda Wisnu Kencana
You can get the ticket here.

Music Concerts

Mariah Carey

Award-winning singer Mariah Carey is already an icon on her own, but her concert in Central Java will be even more spectacular. Set with the background of Borobudur Temple, this concert aims to combine an International performance with a traditional and ancient atmosphere.

Ticket Price: 1,000,000 to 7,000,000
Date and Time: Thursday, 6 November 2018
Venue: Borobudur Temple
You can get the ticket here.

Guns ‘n’ Roses

After the long wait, international band Guns ‘n’ Roses will finally hold a concert in Indonesia. The world tour will be known as ‘Not In This Lifetime’ and Indonesia will be the first country to be visited in a long series of concerts that will be held in Asia.
Ticket Price: 600k for pre-sales tickets
Date and Time: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Venue: not yet available
You can get the pre-sales ticket here.


One of Korea’s hottest boy-group BTOB will finally visit and hold a concert in Indonesia this year. The concert will be titled ‘BTOB in Jakarta’, where they will sing their all-time hit songs.
Ticket Price: 850,000 to 2,800,000
Date and Time: Friday, 21 September 2018
Venue: Kota Kasablanka
You can get the ticket here.

Celine Dion

Amongst all of the concerts in Indonesia this year, Celine Dion will be one of the most anticipated solo performing artist. Her performance in Jakarta is a rare one, as her live performance is held for the the first time in Jakarta.
Ticket Price: 1,500,000 to 12,500,000
Date and Time: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Venue: Sentul International Convention Center
You can get the ticket here.