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International Yoga Day celebration held in Kuwait

IIK Staff Reporter
Saturday, June 22, 2019

International Yoga Day celebration held in Kuwait

Indian Embassy organized 5th International Yoga Day in Kuwait at Embassy auditorium on Thursday July 20th.

HE Ambassador Ali Sulaiman Al Saeid, Kuwait Assistant Foreign Minister for Asia Affairs was the Chief Guest for the Yoga Day celebration at Embassy auditorium in which several Kuwaiti dignitaries including Mr Kamel Al-Abdul Jaleel Acting Secretary General of National Council for Culture, Arts and Letter, HE Dr Tarek Elsheikh - Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Coordinator of the UNDP were present. Ambassadors of various foreign countries, other Kuwaiti dignitaries were also present.

The event started by Video presentation showing Prime Minister’s message on the International Yoga Day followed by the demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol released by the Government of India. Various association such as Seva Darshan, Amma Kuwait, Heartfulness and Harmony Yoga demonstrated the Yoga postures.

Representatives of various Indian Community associations were invited for the event. However unlike previous years, less number of community members and Yoga enthusiasts participated in this year’s Yoga Day celebration. Many of the Yoga enthusiasts told that the program was not given much publicity by the Embassy.

In previous years, Indian Embassy organized Curtain Raiser events for Yoga Day at various open air places including Ahmadi Park and Al Shaheed Park were large number of community members and Yoga enthusiasts of various nationalities participated. Prominent Kuwaiti dignitaries including then Minister for Amiri Diwan HH Sheikh Nasser Al Sabah, etc attended previous years’ functions which witnessed yoga demonstrations by large number of Yoga practitioners.

The audience sung the national anthem by themselves after the event was over created an unpleasant scene in front of the selected VIPs.

As this year Yoga Day falls on Friday, and official Yoga Day function by Embassy was held on Thursday, many yoga practitioners and private Yoga teams organized separate Yoga Day celebrations at various places on Friday were large number of community members participated.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Alhamdulillah we do every day 5 time prayer is far more better then this yoga..

We are in muslim country & i am proud to be an indian Muslim Alhamdulillah.

Thanx & god bless kuwait

Akshaya Patra
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Good Morning sir,

Thank you so much. Yoga is best for our health.
Happy Yoga all day.

yoga lover
Saturday, June 22, 2019
I still wonder why so much hulla gulla on Yoga Day.... Yoga is supposed to be practiced at home in a silent and personal atmosphere.... not in open and crowded places with thousands of people...

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