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Thousands of yogis perform on the bank of Bai Tu Long Bay to celebrate 10th International Yoga Day

Sunday, 23/06/2024 | 16:59:29 [GMT +7] A  A

The 10th International Yoga Day was marked in Quang Ninh province on June 23 with 1,000 yogis performing basic yoga postures together on the bank of Bai Tu Long Bay in Van Don district.

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The image of the national flag was highlighted in the performance.

The programme was jointly held by the Swami Vivekananda Culture Center (under the Embassy of India in Hanoi), the provincial Department of Culture and Sports and the People's Committee of Van Don district.

According to Sandeep Arya, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Vietnam, this year's theme signifies that if individuals can improve their health and become better citizens, society will progress and achieve harmony.

The Ambassador highly appreciated this event organized on the bank of beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay. He said that Yoga also demonstrates an important cultural connection and people-to-people exchange between India and Vietnam.

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The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Vietnam, Sandeep Arya, highly appreciated this event organized on the bank of beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay 

Secretary of the Van Don Party Committee, Truong Manh Hung, also expressed his pleasure as the event drew a large number of locals, contributing to promoting cultural exchanges, friendship and cooperation between residents of Van Don, Quang Ninh in particular and Vietnamese people as a whole with Indian people.

He also hoped to widely promote the image of Van Don tourism through this event.

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Secretary of the Van Don Party Committee, Truong Manh Hung, also expressed his pleasure as the event drew a large number of locals, contributing to promoting cultural exchanges, friendship and cooperation.

Yoga, a transformative practice, represents the harmony of mind and body, the balance between thought and action, and the unity of restraint and fulfillment. It integrates the body, mind, spirit, and soul, offering a holistic approach to health and well-being that brings peace to our hectic lives. 

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Since then, millions of people around the globe, united by the practice of yoga, have celebrated this day each year. This global celebration fosters unity and harmony, transcends borders and cultures, and brings us closer to a world of peace and well-being.

The event, which touches on the UN’s own theme of “Yoga for Self and Society,” is hoped to allow for dwellers of all ages to learn practical techniques to implement yogic philosophy in daily life. 

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1,000 yogis perform yoga postures together

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Lots of elderly yogis took part in the event.

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By Ha Phong