Myanmar yoga enthusiasts set to join international celebrations

International Yoga Day celebrations are set to take place in Myanmar on 21 June with a Yoga  demonstration of more than 500 practitioners and enthusiasts in Yangon and Mandalay, says Embassy of India in Yangon.—Photo: Credit to Idayofyoga.com
International Yoga Day celebrations are set to take place in Myanmar on 21 June with a Yoga demonstration of more than 500 practitioners and enthusiasts in Yangon and Mandalay, says Embassy of India in Yangon.—Photo: Credit to Idayofyoga.com

Yangon, 4 June —More than 500 yoga enthusiasts will take part in public demonstrations of the discipline in Yangon and Mandalay on 21 June to coincide with the UN-designated International Yoga Day, the Indian Embassy said Thursday.
The Indian embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports, is holding the public events on Sunday morning at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon and Mandalar Thiri Football Stadium in Mandalay, the embassy said.
A yoga competition, as a run-up to the main event, will be held at the embassy on 16 June with the participation of yoga centres and clubs from around Myanmar, it added.
Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Gautam Mukhopadhaya said celebrations will take place in 177 countries, promoting physical, mental and spiritual health through yoga.
Yoga is one of the foundations of India’s civilization, said the ambassador, adding that the practice can bring about an overall sense of happiness.
The United Nations designated 21 June each year as the International Day of Yoga through a resolution in December, 2014.
There are roughly 20 yoga clubs and centres in Yangon. — GNLM

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