5th International Day of Yoga and Vegetarian Food Festival Celebration 15th June 2019

High Commission of India



5th International Day of Yoga and Vegetarian Food Festival Celebration 15th June 2019

The High Commission of India organized the 5th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on Saturday, the 15th June, 2019 at the prestigious Palais des Sports indoor stadium, Roche Caiman Sports Complex, Victoria.

The Yoga day celebrations for 2019 began with the curtain raiser event of a marathon 108 Surya Namaskar session called Yogathon on 8thJune 2019 in which hundreds of people practiced the sun salutation exercise.  After this, parallel yoga events were organized on La Digue and Praslin islands on 12th & 13th June respectively, which included Yoga for elderly citizens, children, and special spine care sessions in addition to the mass yoga session for the general public.

The main IDY event, a mass yoga session organized by the High Commission of India on 15thJune 2019 was inaugurated by Mr. Jean Paul Adam, Minister of Health, Republic of Seychelles and the High Commissioner of India to Seychelles, General Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retd.) by lighting of lamps. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Blue Economy, Mr. Vladimir Belous, Ambassador of Russian Federation & Dean of diplomatic corps of Seychelles, other members of the diplomatic corps, senior government officials and prominent members of the Indian origin community. More than 1000 yoga enthusiasts participated in this mega event to celebrate the spirit of yoga and meditation. 

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