Yoga enthusiasts mark 5th UN International Day of Yoga
The 5th UN International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Windhoek over the weekend.
In the largest Yoga gathering so far, Yoga practitioners and laypersons alike gathered at United Athletic Field, Olympia, to know the benefits of yoga for health and well-being and also to follow a simple Common Yoga Protocol.
At the event organized by High Commission of India, those present included Hon. Christine Hoebes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation; Diplomatic Corps, senior Government officials, students from Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School, Katutura; and IDY Ambassador and Ms. Glamworld Namibia Ms. Minsozi Kompeli.
High Commissioner Prashant Agrawal underlined the benefits of Yoga for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
“Yoga today has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. IDY has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being, becoming a positive influence in the lives of millions,” he added.
A number of Yoga and health organizations supported the event and were present. All guests together performed some simple Yoga exercises as part of a Common Yoga Protocol, under the guidance of well-known Yoga teachers.
The United Nations General Assembly (193 nations) had adopted the resolution in 2014 with a record 177 co-sponsoring nations to observer 21 June every year as the International Day of Yoga.