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Embassy of India encourages residents in Oman to Celebrate 4th International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2018.

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Embassy of Indiaencourages residents in Oman to Celebrate 
4th International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2018

Every year, since 21 June was declared as the "International Day of Yoga" in December 2014, the IDY has been celebrated all over the world with great enthusiasm. India has taken the lead in celebrating worldwide the IDY with a view to make people aware of the health and spiritual benefits of Yoga, which is an ancient Indian tradition. The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated in Oman with great enthusiasm. Yoga has been gaining popularity in Oman. The Joint Statement issued during the visit of Prime Minister of India to Oman, during 11-12 February 2018, stated:

“The Omani side congratulated the Indian side for the Indian Prime Minister’s initiative in declaration of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by the UN General Assembly in 2014 and thanked him for India's efforts in making Yoga popular in the world, including Oman, which is aimed at creating a healthy and peaceful world. The Indian Prime Minister thanked His Majesty the Sultan for his Government’s support in celebration of International Day of Yoga in Oman, which attracts participation of thousands of yoga enthusiasts.”

The Embassy of India, Muscat, has been celebrating the annual International Day of Yoga with support and participation of the Government of Oman, numerous Yoga organizations as well as Yoga teachers and practitioners.  Last year, the Embassy celebrated the 3rd International Day of Yoga, on 21 June 2017, where, under one roof, more than 4500 Omani and Indian Yoga enthusiasts, practitioners and beginners practiced Yoga. Similar Yoga sessions were also held in other cities of Oman. They achieved success in disseminating the benefits of Yoga amongst the Omani citizens and expatriates alike.

This year also, Embassy of India, Muscat, will be celebrating the 4th IDY on 21 June 2018, which will include a grand Yoga Session, based on a common yoga protocol, comprising simple and easy Yoga postures, which can be performed by persons not familiar with Yoga, under the guidance of qualified instructors.Ministry of Ayush (http://yoga.ayuh.gov.in) of has been sharing Yoga Prayer and Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) videos on its various social media platforms of Ministry of Ayush. These CYP videos can also be viewed on the Facebook and Twitter pages of the Embassy of India, Muscat.

The Embassy has also been working, together with a number of Yoga Organizations in Oman, to organize numerous curtain raiser Yoga sessions every week, at the Embassy premises to celebrate IDY 2018.In addition, allIndian schools in Oman have also organized Yoga sessions, seminars/talk on benefit of yoga and Ayurveda. Many Yoga sessions are also being organized in other cities of Oman, including Salalah, Sohar and Sur.

To celebrate the 4thInternational Day of Yoga, on 21 June 2018, the Embassy is pleased to invite all yoga enthusiasts and practitioners in Oman, along with members of their families (children above the age of 11),to participate inthe grand Yoga Session, which will be held at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from 1930hrs. The doors will open at 1830hrs and all the participants are requested to be seated by 1915hrs. Yoga t-shirts and Yoga mats will be distributed to the participants at the Venue. We will also have separate seating for ladies and children. Organizations and individuals, including Omani nationals, Indians expatriates and other expatriates, who want to participate, are requested to register on the  Embassy page- http://www.indemb-oman.org/ or contact the Embassy at Tel: 24684514/ 24684517or e-mail: indembassy.muscat@mea.gov.in.

Muscat, 03 June 2018