Indian community marks International day of Yoga in Abuja

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As part of efforts to promote mental well being and inner peace, the Indian High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria organized a Yoga exhibition which took place on Saturday 16 June at the high commission premises.

The event is part of the activities marking this year’s International Day of Yoga which was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly.

This year’s theme is ‘Yoga for Peace’, organized by the the Indian High Commission in Abuja.

The Attaché Culture at the Indian High Commission, Vinod Kumar said the high commission had a Yoga session on the 16thof June as part of activities marking the day.

“We had over 500 participants today and the high commissioner Mr. B.N. Reddy inaugurated a first Yoga photo exhibition in Abuja with Yoga you can control your breath, trentching and sweating and if you do it for about an hour, you get to lose extra calories , feel fit, so it is definitely a sport and in addition to being a sport, it gives you peace and harmony” Kumar Said.

“We have photos from all parts of the globe and the exhibition will be here for a week and is open to all visitors from all nationalities from 18-24th June between 10am and 4pm.”

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated from India, but today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

The Day aims to raise awareness worldwide on the many benefits of practicing yoga