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International Day of Yoga celebration in Lumbini, 20 June 2024

Posted on: June 20, 2024


1. The Embassy of India in Nepal in association with the Lumbini Development Trust organized a large-scale Yoga demonstration at Lumbini – the revered birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – on 20 June 2024. The theme for this year's International Yoga Day is "Yoga for Self and Society."

2. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Lumbini, Mr. Jokh Bahadur Mahara, was the Chief Guest for the event. He thanked the Embassy of India for organising this significant event at the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha and for strengthening India-Nepal cultural ties. He underlined that the International Day of Yoga will help to generate greater awareness about Yoga leading to a more healthy and balanced society.

3. Senior officials of the Lumbini Development Trust and more than 900 Yoga enthusiasts from the region participated in the event.

4. Ambassador of India to Nepal, Mr. Naveen Srivastava, underlined that Yoga has become a global phenomenon, particularly since the United Nations designated 21 June as the International Day of Yoga in 2014 based on a proposal by India. He said that the sacred land of Lumbini, a symbol of peace and harmony, provides a perfect setting to celebrate the timeless practice of Yoga. Ambassador also said that the Embassy of India will collaborate every year with the Lumbini Development Trust to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in Lumbini.

5. The event was a part of a series of events being conducted by the Embassy of India to celebrate the 10th International Day of Yoga across various cities in Nepal.  

6. The Embassy of India, in association with the Pokhara Metropolitan City, will organise a mega Yoga demonstration at the Pokhara Rangshala Stadium tomorrow to celebrate the 10th International Day of Yoga.

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Lumbini
June 20, 2024



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