3rd International Day of Yoga

3rd International Day of Yoga

Embassy of India in Phnom Penh held a Press Conference on 6 June 2017 at 11.00 AM to disseminate information on the celebration of 3rd International Day of Yoga in Cambodia. The event was presided over by Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Charge d’ Affaires along with H.E. Visothy So, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Tourism and H.E. Ouk Diven, Deputy Director General of Sports, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Representatives of all prominent media outlets attended the event. Press release is as under: 

PRESS RELEASE

06 June 2017

3rd International Day of Yoga

In December 2014, the 193 member UNGA approved a resolution by consensus to establish 21 June as “International Day of Yoga”. In its resolution, the UNGA recognized that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the world population. Yoga brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle related disorders. Millions of people across the globe have participated in the International Day of Yoga celebrations during the last two years. Now a day the importance of Yoga is realized in every aspects of life. It is a valuable gift of ancient Indian tradition which embodies unity of mind and body. 

Two editions of International Day of Yoga have been successfully organized in 2015 and 2016 by the Embassy of India in association with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and it has found great enthusiasm and got overwhelming support from Cambodian friends. The Royal Government of Cambodia has extended its continued support in celebrations of International Day of Yoga. 

Like previous two years, Embassy of India in partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports would be organizing yoga events in Cambodia in three cities namely Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. 

The First yoga event will be in Siem Reap on 14 June 2017 (Wednesday) at 0600 hrs. in front of Angkor Wat Temple. The event is being organized in conjunction with the First International Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Heritage Cities which will be attended by Tourism Ministers under the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) framework from more than 30 countries as well as many other partners. This will be the first time when ACD delegates would also be participating in yoga event at Siem Reap. 

Subsequently, the main yoga event will be organized at National Olympic Stadium on 17 June 2017 (Saturday) at 0700 hrs. The third yoga event will be organized at Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville on 17 June 2017 (Saturday) at 0700 hrs. 

These events will be free and open to all. We would request all participants to get them registered in order to get free Yoga T-Shirts sponsored by Smart Axiata Co. Ltd. The registration is opened on the link (https://register.smart.com.kh/

Besides expressing thanks to Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Embassy of India conveys its deep appreciation to City Halls in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia, APSARA Authority, The Art of Living and all valued sponsors.

Useful Links on Common Yoga Protocol: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsvpkHzvYq0&feature=em-upload_owner 

http://www.ayush.gov.in/sites/default/files/Common%20Yoga%20Protocol%20English_0.pdf 

 

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