The Indian embassy didn’t allow the global contagion to mar its spirit by celebrating international yoga day on Monday in Kathmandu.
This event marks the seventh international yoga day. The embassy organized it virtually as part of its ongoing celebration of India@75 ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
Underscoring safety, This year’s theme was ‘Be With Yoga, Be At Home’, to make people practice yoga ‘for wellness’.
The Ministry of Ayush of Government of India approved a lecture-cum demonstration as part of the Common Yoga Protocol. The protocol oversees the celebration to be broadcast live on TV with Nepali Voiceover. It was organized by Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre of the Indian Embassy.
The same was broadcast on its Facebook page. Yoga Guru Loknath Khanal conducted the yoga workout. The Indian Embassy stated that people across Nepal watched the entire event. The celebration was aimed at taking the spirit of yoga to every Nepali home.
The relevance of yoga during this contagion was discoursed upon by Yogacharya Sunil Maan. The discourse was broadcast on ten radio channels across all the Nepali seven provinces. The embassy also virtually organized an essay writing contest as part of the celebration.
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21 after its inclusion in United National General Assembly in 2014. Narendra Modi, the incumbent Indian Prime Minister, suggested June 21 as it happens to be the longest day in Northern Hemisphere.
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