To mark the 3rd International Day of Yoga, 2017, Indian Embassy coordinated with various Yoga Associations and Friendship Societies to hold Yoga Shivirs across the Nepal. In weeks preceding 3rd International Day of Yoga, Yoga Camps were organized in Birgunj, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan amongst other places.
Indian Embassy organized in coordination with Patanjali, a Yoga Camp at the Phewa Lake in Pokhara on 8th June, 2017. Hundreds of persons participated in this Camp organized.
Another such program was organized by the Nepal-India Friendship Association at the historic Patan Durbar Square in the premises of the Temple Complex undergoing reconstruction post-earthquake. Similar events were organized in various schools and colleges across Nepal as well in the Embassy Premises. These programs saw participation from children, young students, women and senior citizens.
Indian Embassy cooperated with Government of Nepal and Patanjali to organize a Yoga Camp on Pradarshani Marg at Kathmandu. In the program, the message of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was screened.
Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba released publication of the Mission called the “Yoga Sandesh” (Yoga Sandesh is a souvenir published every year by Embassy to mark the International Day of Yoga, having a compilation of articles on Yoga by reputed scholars and yoga gurus of India and Nepal). Thousands of people participated in this event.
“Manisha Koirala addressed a program highlighting how Yoga help people. The program was supported by the Indian Women Association who offered a Cheque to Koirala of NP Rs. 1 Lakh for Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital. Koirala shared her personal experiences of benefits of Yoga for a holistic living and fulfilling life. The Talk was followed by an interaction with audience,” said a press release issued by Indian Embassy.
In the morning of 22nd June, 2017, a Yoga Camp was held at India House. The Camp saw participation from Ms. Manisha Koirala and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa from Japan. School students and members of Yoga Associations including Patanjali and OshoTapoban participated in the event.
In the run-up to International Day of Yoga, Mission had organized Essay Writing, Drawing as well as Quiz and Yoga Competitions for school students across Nepal. Prizes were distributed by Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri for these competitions.21 Students from different schools of various districts of Nepal were rewarded. Nearly 600 persons participated in this program.
Actor Manisha Koirala addressing a program on Yoga Day
Prime minister Deuba (center) releasing the book
Yoga practice in Pokhara