June 08, 2015

International Day of Yoga celebration

Celebration of International Day of Yoga in Sohar on 9th June

Yoga is an ancient Indian physical, mental and spiritual practice which has stood the test of time. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, speaking in the United Nations had appealed for the establishment of an International Yoga Day. On December 11, 2014, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution establishing June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

In his speech Prime Minister Modi mentioned:

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."

Rajayoga Centre for Self Development, Lifeline Hospital Sohar and Indian Social Club, in association with Indian Embassy, celebrated International Day of Yoga on 9th June at Jindal Shadeed Hall in Sohar. The evening consisted of demonstration of yoga postures by experts from Muscat led by Ms. Shobha Naik and a talk by Dr. Jayant Pagad from Lifeline Hospital offering tips on how to stay fit by adopting lifestyle changes. Ms. Helen Sayers from Oasis Life Skills Training Services spoke about experiencing the sense of oneness.

The chief guest at the function was H.E Mr. J.S Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman. This event was organized to promote awareness about yoga as a means of improving physical and mental health, peace and harmony and was attended by 200 people.