Yoga – India’s present to the world – EURACTIV.com

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Yoga, India’s present to the world, is an historical observe that started some 5 thousand years in the past. The thought of an Worldwide Day of Yoga was first proposed by the present Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, throughout his speech on the United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA) in 2014. He acknowledged:

“Yoga is a useful present of India’s historical custom. It embodies unity of thoughts and physique; thought and motion; restraint and achievement; concord between man and nature; a holistic strategy to well being and well-being. It’s not about train however to find the sense of oneness with your self, the world and the character. By altering our life-style and creating consciousness, it could possibly assist in wellbeing. Allow us to work in the direction of adopting an Worldwide Yoga Day.”

A complete of 177 nations co-sponsored the decision, which was the best variety of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA decision of such nature in a timeframe of 75 days to designate twenty first June as Worldwide Yoga Day.

Yoga actually means to hitch, to unite, and we see the Worldwide Day of Yoga as the proper platform to deliver the world collectively in a spirit of unity and concord.

Yoga is neither a faith, nor ought to or not it’s seen as belonging to any specific faith. It’s a science, the science of well-being, the science of integrating physique & thoughts in concord, the science of actualizing our true potential. Yoga is a potent instrument to advertise the message of brotherhood and amity within the most interesting Indian custom of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or “your complete world is one household”, and we are able to unite it with Yoga.

Over the past eight years, Indian Missions and Posts everywhere in the world have channelized nice enthusiasm and curiosity for yoga of their host international locations. Particular occasions at iconic world places from Eiffel Tower to Mount Everest base camp have taken place with the participation of a whole lot of 1000’s of Yoga fanatics.

The Embassy of India in Brussels has additionally been lively in celebration of Worldwide Day of Yoga in Belgium and Luxembourg. This yr, the celebration of Worldwide Day of Yoga had an added vitality as that is seventy fifth yr of India-Belgium diplomatic ties. Quite a few cities in Belgium – Liege, Enghien, Antwerp and Brussels joined within the celebrations. In Brussels, the Embassy in affiliation with Artwork India and metropolis of Brussels celebrated the Worldwide Day of Yoga within the serene atmosphere of the enduring Bois de la Cambre park with a whole lot of yoga fanatics within the presence of Mr. Piyush Goyal, Commerce Minister of India and Mr. Santosh Jha, Ambassador of India. An Indian meals competition together with Indian music and dance added to the festivities.

Worldwide Day of Yoga was additionally celebrated with a lot fanfare in Luxembourg in affiliation with the Indian Affiliation Luxembourg and Yoga Federation of Luxembourg on the historic Neumunster Abbey.

Yoga’s inclusion as world intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO underlines its world significance and advantages for total humanity. Yoga propagates the message – “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramaya” which implies, “wishing all happiness and wishing all a illness free life.”



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