Indian Embassy celebrated International Day of Yoga

IIK Staff Reporter; Photo: Prasad
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Large number of people attends the International Day of Yoga celebration in Kuwait on Saturday 17th June at Indian Embassy.

Indian Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sunil Jain welcomed the crowd and inaugurated the event. Number of Kuwaiti and other nationalities also participated in the Yoga Day celebration. Various Indian Associations such as Art of Living, Heartfulness, Harmony House, Sevadarshan and Amma Kuwait participated in the celebration.

The event started with presentation and demonstration of Yoga protocol released by the India Government. Volunteers from the participating organisations demonstrated various Yoga postures on the stage. Participating organisations also demonstrated various Yoga postures and brief the audience with the benefits of yoga.

The event also felicitated the winners of Samskritam Subhashita Recitation Competition conducted by Samskrita Bharati Kuwait. Ambassador HE Sunil Jain and Shri. Yaswant Chatpalliwar given the mementos to the winners. The event was concluded with 'Shanthi Mantra' for world peace.

As part of Yoga Day, to create awareness among the public, Indian Embassy will also be conducting an online Awareness Quiz on embassy social media pages in Facebook and Twitter from Sunday 18th till Thursday 22nd of this month, ambassador informed.

June 21 was declared the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec 11, 2014 after a call by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he addressed the UN General Assembly on Sept 27, 2014. The call had the support of 177 countries, including the State of Kuwait.

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