Over 300 Attend Yoga Performance in Quang Binh

Quang Binh province and the Embassy of India in Vietnam collaborate to mark the 9th International Day of Yoga.

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The 9th International Day of Yoga, which took place on July 29, was held for the first time in the central province of Quang Binh, according to a report by VNA.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Director of the provincial Department of Culture and Sports, highlighted that the province is currently host to more than 40 yoga clubs.

The event provided an opportunity for local residents to learn more about yoga and the Indian culture. It also aimed to promote Quang Binh’s fitness and sports movement and showcase its potential and strengths to India. This event was significant for fostering cultural exchange and friendship between the two countries.

Quang Binh: Over 300 People Join Yoga Performance
International Day of Yoga celebrated at Bao Ninh beach square in Quang Binh province with over 300 yoga enthusiasts, including provincial officials.

Roshan Lepcha, Political and Information Counsellor at the Embassy of India, spoke highly of Vietnam’s role as a co-sponsor of the United Nations resolution that established the International Day of Yoga. He also emphasized Vietnam’s significance as an important partner of India in commemorating the International Day of Yoga in previous years.

According to him, over the course of the past two months, the embassy has organized a series of events in 35 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam in response to the event. These activities have garnered significant interest and participation from yoga enthusiasts.

At the event, a 40-minute mass performance of yoga attracted the participation of Counsellor Lepcha, yoga coaches, and 300 yoga practitioners.

Quang Binh: Over 300 People Join Yoga Performance
This year, the day is themed “One world, One health”.

Earlier, over 1,000 individuals participated in a large-scale yoga event in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The grand event, which marks a significant milestone for the province, was co-hosted at Ngo Mon Square in Hue’s historic imperial city. The Indian Embassy in Vietnam joined forces with Bao Viet Insurance Corporation to bring this spectacular occasion to life.

The International Day of Yoga was first celebrated in 2015. This year, the day is themed “One world, One health”. Yoga promotes mindfulness, moderation, discipline, and perseverance, emphasizing the importance of these values in our communities and societies. It offers a path for sustainable living.

Yoga is a millennia-old tradition originating from ancient India, encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual pursuits, seeking to establish harmony among the body, mind, and nature.

In recognition of its health benefits for the world population, the United Nations General Assembly designated 21 June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY), following a call by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in September 2014.

Vietnam has played a crucial role as a co-sponsor in the establishment of the International Day of Yoga by the UN General Assembly. This partnership with India highlights the importance of promoting and celebrating this global event. The widespread popularity of yoga in Vietnam reflects a strong understanding of the numerous benefits it brings, as well as its ability to foster cultural exchange and strengthen connections between our two nations.

Hannah Nguyen