Sunday, June 16, 2019

International Day of Yoga celebrated in the lap of Mt Everest

Embassy of India in Kathmandu today organised a Yoga event at Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world. Members from various women and youth groups of Solukhumbu district including Khumjung and Khunde Drinking Water Management Committee, Khumjung and Khunde Women and Youth Groups, officers of Sagarmatha National Park, employees of Everest View Hotel and a large number of local people enthusiastically participated in the event along with ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and embassy officials. Many foreign tourists and mountaineers and researchers also joined the Yoga Day celebration, on the occasion. The main objective of the programme was to highlight the importance of yoga in daily life and to bring peace and harmony across the continents, nations and people, according to a press note issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu.
“For the first time, Yoga was celebrated at the Base Camp of M Everest also, some 17,600 feet above the sea level,” it reads, adding that Bharat Sharma from Gujarat in India along with other mountaineers created history by practicing yoga at the base of the world’s highest peak, along with the embassy officials.
India and countries around the globe will celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. The concept of Yoga Day was formally promoted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the first year of his tenure.

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