November 29, 2023
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA
The Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay participating in the program with Ministers Ali Sabry, Dr. Bandula Gunawardena and Dr. Susil Premajayantha.
Sri Lanka

Worldwide Yoga Day marked in Colombo

The Excessive Fee of India and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), the cultural arm of the Excessive Fee, in collaboration with varied yoga institutes organised a yoga occasion on the iconic Independence Sq. in Colombo to mark the ninth Worldwide Day of Yoga (IDY) yesterday.

The occasion noticed the participation of practically a thousand individuals together with the particular invitees: Dr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Training; Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Transport & Highways and Mass Media; Ali Sabry, Minister of Overseas Affairs; Sisira Jayakody, State Minister of Indigenous Drugs, A. Aravindh Kumar, State Minister of Training, Dr. Suren Raghavan, State Minister of Greater Training. Excessive Commissioner of India, Gopal Baglay, officers and workers of the Excessive Fee, college students, police personnel, members of the Indian neighborhood and yoga fanatics in Sri Lanka additionally participated. The occasion was organised in partnership with Ministry of Well being of Sri Lanka with a whole bunch of conventional drugs medical doctors and the practitioners becoming a member of the programme.

The occasion at Independence Sq. commenced with prayers by the Chief Priest of the Parama Dhamma Chethiya Pirivena in Ratmalana, Most Ven. Dr. Maitipe Wimalasera Thero, invoking the blessings of the Buddha for humanity’s total well-being.

The spotlight of this system was a 20-minutes lengthy Yoga and Meditation Session for the individuals performed by consultants from 25 eminent Yoga institutes of Sri Lanka.

Within the run-up to Worldwide Day of Yoga 2023, SVCC in collaboration with authorities establishments, yoga organisations and native companions, organised over 90 Yoga occasions, workshops, lectures and demonstrations for various age-groups and professions throughout the island. IDY 2023 celebrations at Independence Sq. in Colombo fashioned part of the particular characteristic of IDY 2023 that brings collectively nations from ‘Arctic to Antarctic’, connecting them by the follow of yoga.

Excessive Fee of India will even organise one other yoga occasion on the Port of Colombo on June 21, 2023, thereby becoming a member of the ‘International Ocean Ring’ as a novel initiative marking IDY 2023. This yr’s IDY celebrations resonate with the theme of India’s ongoing Presidency of the G20, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or ‘One Earth, One Household, One Future’.

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