Indian Embassy in Kathmandu celebrates Yoga Day

Kathmandu, June 16: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organised a yoga event today to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga at Nepal’s Thyangboche — the gateway to Mount Everest.
The main objective of the programme was to highlight the importance of yoga in daily life and to bring peace and harmony across the nations and among people, a press statement issued by the Embassy said.

A large number of people, including Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, locals, members of various women and youth organisations, officers of the Sagarmatha National Park and foreign tourists, participated in the event, it said.

At 17,600 feet above the sea level, mountaineer Bharat Sharma from Gujarat along with other mountaineers created history by practising yoga at the base of the world’s highest peak, the statement said.
Union Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said the theme for this year’s World Yoga Day is ‘Yoga for Heart’.

Shripad Yesso Naik, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), said with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire world is observing Yoga Day on June 21.

International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015.

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