International Yoga Day Observed

As part of celebrations of the 2nd International Day of Yoga, B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation and Indian Embassy organized a Talk Program under its ‘Voices’ series.

June 17, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.9 No 22, June 3,2016 (Jesth 21)

As part of celebrations of the 2nd International Day of Yoga, B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation and Indian Embassy organized a Talk Program under its ‘Voices’ series. 

The Key Note Speaker at the program was reputed Yoga expert Dr. H. R. Nagendra from India, known more particularly as the Yoga Consultant of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The Chief Guest at the program was Minister of Culture, Tourism & civil Aviation, Anand Prasad Pokharel who also shared his views on the benefits of yoga at the program and announced that the Government of Nepal would organize an event to celebrate the 2nd International Day of Yoga at Darbar Marg on 21st June.

According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the program was attended by members of yoga associations and meditation institutes in Nepal. Dr. Nagendra presented an enthralling talk, co-relating yoga with physics, mythology, religion and history.  Also speaking at the program was Swami Anand Arun of Osho Tapoban, who highlighted the need for meditation as part of yoga practices. 

Speaking at the function, Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae stated that Yoga was the common heritage of our two countries and its regular practice would improve not only physical health but also mental and  spiritual well-being. 

 

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