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Indian Embassy celebrates International Day of YogaBy Sanjay Kumar
Published : June 5, 2023 - 17:49
The Indian Embassy in Seoul held an event Monday to promote the International Day of Yoga on June 21, highlighting the exercise's role in uniting the mind, body, thought and action.
The International Day of Yoga was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, following a proposal by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
"Yoga is a way to discover a sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and nature," Indian Ambassador to Korea Amit Kumar said at the event.
He also stressed the importance of living in harmony with nature and recognizing the impact of every action we take.
To commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga, the embassy is collaborating with Korean yoga groups in cities across Korea, including Seoul, Gurye, Jeju, Busan and Gwangju.
On June 17, participants will gather at Seoul's Olympic Peace Park for yoga and meditation sessions, fostering a sense of unity and well-being, according to Kumar.
The embassy also appointed Korean actress Chung Ae-rie, and TV panelist Kim Tae-hoon as brand ambassadors for the 9th International Day of Yoga.
Kumar also underlined World Environment Day and introduced "Mission LiFE" (Lifestyle for Environment) initiative of the Indian government to promote sustainable living practices, conserving the environment, and encouraging individuals to become "Pro-Planet People."
Moreover, Kumar applauded the declaration of the United Nations of 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
Introducing nutritional value, suitability for arid lands, and climate resilience as advantages of the grain, Kumar said that the declaration will empower smallholder farmers, address the challenges of climate change in agriculture, transform agri-food systems, and contribute to sustainable development.
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