International Yoga Day marked

The 4th International Yoga Day was marked by various organisations organising yoga sessions on Thursday.The Daya Foundation, in collaboration with The Art of Living Nepal, organised a yoga session for government schools in Basantapur, Kathmandu.

Likewise, addressing a programme organized by Patanjali Yogapeeth on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day at Maharajgunj this morning, acting Prime Minister Iswor Pokharel said the government would put efforts to gradually develop Nepal as a hub for health, spiritual and yoga.Acting PM Pokharel, who is also the Defence Minister said the government would lay emphasis on promoting yoga for developing healthy citizens adding that yoga is gaining popularity and is being taught as curricular and extra-curricular activity in the educational institutions.

“The importance of Yoga is increasing across the globe day by day. It should be widely publicized from different fronts”, he added.

The UN has recognized June 21 as the international Yoga Day since 2014.



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