Indian Embassy Bahrain to celebrate International Day of Yoga tomorrow
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Embassy of India, Bahrain will celebrate International Day of Yoga (IDY) this year with two events on 21 June 2022 as part of the “Global Yoga Ring” which envisages live telecast of Yoga sessions, progressively from East to West across the world. The events on 21 June will be a culmination of more than 30 events throughout the month of June to celebrate Yoga.
The first event on 21 June will be simultaneous morning yoga protocol and exercises to be held at 7 schools in Bahrain, with participation of nearly 500 students from various nationalities.
H.E. Shri Piyush Srivastava, the Ambassador of India to Bahrain will participate in the Global Yoga Ring from the Indian School, Bahrain. This will be followed by the main yoga session at 6:15 PM at Hall D of the Isa Sports City in association with Ministry of Youth and Sports and National Health Regularly Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Ms. Namat Al Subaie, Advisor, Allied Medical Profession, NHRA and Mr. Mahmood Abdulsamad, Head of Operations Re-engineering, Ministry of Youth & Sports and Diplomats are scheduled to join the Ambassador in the event. The event will be attended by yoga practitioners, representatives from Indian associations, and members of Indian and Bahraini community.
The celebration of IDY 2022 kickstarted with a curtain raiser event on 3 June 2022, with participation of around 100 yoga enthusiasts and teachers from across Bahrain. The Curtain Raiser event was followed by Bicycle rally from the Embassy to Bahrain fort with more than 100 bicycle enthusiasts
In partnership with Art of Living (AOL), Bahrain India Culture & Arts Services (BICAS) and Bahrain Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (BCICAI), the Embassy also held more than 30 events in less than three weeks from the curtain raiser to International Day of Yoga. The yoga campaign in Bahrain this year has stood out with its diverse engagements ranging from schools to organizations to clubs.
A special session for specially abled (divyang) children and yoga quiz for more than 350 students from different schools in Bahrain were the highlights. All the events have received enthusiastic response from Indian and Bahraini community members, yoga enthusiasts and children.
Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131, proposed by India, and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action ... a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being.”
The Embassy takes this opportunity to express gratitude to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain for its support and facilitation in holding the events. The Embassy invites the participation of all Yoga enthusiasts in Bahrain in the mega event on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 6:15 PM at Hall D of the Isa Sports City.