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A Press Conference on 4th International Day of Yoga

4th International Day of Yoga 

Press Release

A Press Conference was held at the Embassy of India in Phnom Penh on 5th June 2018 to disseminate information on the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga in Cambodia.

The event was presided over by Her Excellency Manika Jain, Ambassador of India to Cambodia along with H.E. Visothy So, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Tourism and Mr. Ouk Diven, Deputy Director General of Sports, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Representatives of all prominent media outlets attended the event.

The United Nations through a resolution in December 2014 had declared 21st June to be celebrated as International Day of Yoga worldwide for the promoting health and wellbeing of people across the world.

It is believed that yoga was originated in northern India 5000 years ago which was gradually refined and developed over the period. Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. Yoga comprises a variety of methods through which human beings can achieve union between the mind and the body to attain self-realization.

Three editions of International Day of Yoga have so far been successfully organized in Cambodia by the Embassy of India in association with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. The yoga events in Cambodia received overwhelming participation during these years and becoming very popular due to its health benefits. The Royal Government of Cambodia has been extending its continued support for promoting awareness about yoga practices.

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

The main yoga event will be in Phnom Penh on 16 June 2018 (Saturday) at 0700 hrs. at National Olympic Stadium. The same day, an event will be organized at Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville at 07.00 hrs.

Subsequently, two yoga events will be organized on 17 June 2018 (Sunday) at Siem reap in front of Angkor Wat temple and in Battambang in front of City Hall at 0700 hrs.

These events will be free and open to all. Participants may get registered in order to get free Yoga T-Shirts sponsored by Smart Axiata Co. Ltd.

The registration link is open on 6 June 2018.

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