The Indian Embassy in Türkiye on Tuesday organized a yoga session to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
The session, held under the supervision of three Turkish yoga instructors, was attended by dozens of yoga enthusiasts, including the Indian and Turkish diplomats.
Alvaro Rodriguez, the UN resident coordinator, was also present as the guest of honor.
EoI, Ankara celebrated #IDY2022 in Chancery Premises. UN Resident Commissioner @AJRodriguezUN was the guest of honor.— India in Turkey (@IndianEmbassyTR) June 21, 2022
This was the eighth event after the UN’s declaration of June 21 as #InternationalDayofYoga.#YogaforHumanity #LoveforYoga@moayush @iccr_hq @MEAIndia @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/4GyKYe004p
Speaking before the session, Gaurav Gandhi, the deputy chief of the Indian mission to Türkiye, stressed that with roots in India, yoga is practiced by millions of people from different beliefs across the world.
This is why the theme of this year’s yoga day is “Yoga for Humanity,” he added.
Gandhi further informed that the day has been celebrated with great enthusiasm due to yoga’s growing popularity and health benefits.
He said yoga also served humanity in alleviating suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the post-COVID-19 geopolitical scenario, it will bring people together through compassion, kindness, and a sense of unity across the world,” Gandhi said.
Recognizing its universal appeal, on Dec. 11, 2014, the UN proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.