June 21, 2017
This year’s International Day of Yoga was observed organizing a yoga programme with the slogan ‘Let’s Practice Yoga and remain Healthy’ in Pradarshani Marga Kathmandu.
During the programme, the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the knowledge of yoga and its exercise method, mental and physical benefits, and the balance it creates between heart and brain, must be taught to students at the school level. PM Deuba further said that yoga is an ancient method which saves a man from unhealthy habits and gives pleasure. If the children can practice this, it will support their education.
PM Deuba also released ‘Dainandin Yogabhyas’, a book written by Acharya Bal Krishna and ‘Yoga Sandesh’ published by the Indian Embassy.
On the occasion, Patanjali Yoga Committee Nepal’s Chief Yoga Guru, Lavdev Mishra, taught the yoga to the participants.
Manjeev Singh Puri, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, also attended the event.
The International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
The United Nations later declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.