Indian High Commission marks Yoga Day in Abuja

Nokai Origin


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

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

This year’s theme is ‘Yoga for Peace’, organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.

The Attaché Culture at the Indian High Commission, Vinod Kumar said the high commission had a Yoga session on the 16th of 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”

Yoga enables you to control your breath, trenching 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 areas 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,” he said.

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

Recognising 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 of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Lateefah Ibrahim