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Sixth International Day of Yoga to take place in five Vietnam's localities

14:17 | 19/06/2020

A series of events will take place in the provinces of Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Ninh Thuan, Phu Yen, and Thanh Hoa from June 21 to 28 to celebrate International Day of Yoga (June 21), VOV reported.

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More and more Vietnamese people are keen to practise Yoga. Photo: Embassy of India

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice originating in India, which aims to transform both body and mind. June 21 has been declared by the UN General Assembly Resolution 69/131 as International Day of Yoga.

The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27th, 2014.

During the address, he said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies the 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 about discovering the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”

This year, the sixth International Day of Yoga is celebrated by the Embassy of India in Vietnam under the theme “Yoga from Home”.

Accordingly, the Embassy has been promoting yoga through online mode. In run up to the event, Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre has been organizing online yoga related activities, including webinars on “yoga asanas” and “Ayurveda and best daily lifestyle practices”.

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As many as 1,000 yoga enthusiasts gathered in Hanoi to celebrate the third International Yoga Day in 2017. Photo: hanoitimes
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Then Ambassador of India to Vietnam Harish Parvathaneni, takes part in the group Yoga demonstration in Ho Chi Minh city in 2017. Photo: Vnexpress

The video blogging contest ‘My Life My Yoga’ has also been launched. Participants from Vietnam performing yoga asanas from their respective places are required to upload their videos on the Embassy’s social media platforms.

The three best videos will receive attractive prizes given by the Embassy. These videos will also be considered for the global contest to be organized by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. The last date to send the entries is now extended up to June 21.

The Yoga event scheduled at Quang Ninh’s UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay on June 21 will be live streamed on the Embassy’s social media platforms to virtually encourage thousands of yoga enthusiasts to join the celebrations remotely.

More information on the livestreaming are available at the Embassy website http://indembassyhanoi.gov.in (English website) - and its Facebook pages - www.facebook.com/IndiaInVietnam and Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre - https://www.facebook.com/IndianCultureInVietnam

More and more Vietnamese people are keen to practise Yoga. In 2017, the International Day of Yoga in Hanoi attracted about 1,000 participants, including then Ambassador of India to Vietnam Harish Parvathaneni, taking part in the group Yoga demonstration./.

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