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Celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga in Phnom Penh

Celebrations of 4th International Day of Yoga

Phnom Penh (16 June 2018) 

To promote yoga for health and well-being, the Embassy of India in Phnom Penh in partnership with Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports and Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia (UYFC) organized a yoga event at National Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh on 16 June 2018 morning. 

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. 

H.E. Prum Bun Yi, Adviser to Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, H.E. Visothy So, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Tourism, H.E. Nuon Pharoth, Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh and Her Excellency Manika Jain, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia participated the event as Guests of Honour along with large number of enthusiast yoga participants. 

In her address, Ambassador Manika Jain informed the participants of the exchange of special messages between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga and said that both the leaders expressed support for the mankind and complete well-being of people through practice of Yoga, which has enormous potential for maintaining harmony and peace. 

The Embassy of India has been organizing yoga events in Cambodia since 2015 after declaration of 21st June as the UN International Day of Yoga. These events have become very popular particularly among the youth. The Royal Government of Cambodia has been extending its continued support for promoting awareness about yoga practices. This year, Embassy of India has organized yoga events in four cities of Cambodia namely, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap and Battambang. 

On 16 June 2018 morning another yoga event was organized at Sihanoukville. Yoga events in front of Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap and in front of City Hall in Battambang will be organized on 17 June 2018 morning at 7.00 AM and interested yoga participants may join these events. 

Here are the glimpses of the yoga event at Phnom Penh:

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