In Nepal, many programmes are being organised to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. Embassy of India in Kathmandu organised a programme on Yoga Day. The event started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on International Day of Yoga.
Besides school students, officials of Indian Embassy and their family members, a large number of Yoga enthusiasts from Nepal, China, United Kingdom, Australia and other countries also participated in the programme.
Yoga students from Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre Kathmandu, Patanjali Yoga Peeth, Nepal Yoga Home and Himalayan Yoga Academy performed various Yoga Asanas. Yoga lovers participated in the programme and said Yoga is very important to connect people across the globe. School students also said Yoga is very useful for them.
On this occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri distributed prizes to the winners of Yoga competitions held in various schools. He also released the 5th edition of Yog Sandesh Book published by the Mahamana Malviya Mission Nepal.
In another programme Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) Kathmandu organised an event at UNESCO World Heritage sites at famous Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanatha stupa. Students from SVCC and a number of dedicated Yoga practitioners attended the programme.