Indian high commission celebrates 7th International Day of Yoga virtually |22 June 2021
The high commission of India yesterday celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY).
In view of the ongoing pandemic and the social distancing norms in place, the event was organised in virtual mode wherein the participants joined online through the social media channels of the high commission of India.
The event was inaugurated by the high commissioner of India to Seychelles, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, by lighting a traditional Indian lamp.
He then delivered the opening remarks wherein he spoke on the relevance of yoga in times of Covid-19 crisis.
He emphasised that yoga helps us maintain healthy body, sound mind and strong immune system which is essential to fight Covid-19.
He also informed that the high commission of India, in association with the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), is broadcasting six yoga sessions on SBC2 channel during the weekends in June to help people practice Yoga from the safety and comfort of their homes. Four such sessions have already been broadcast online and on SBC2 channel.
A special video message from the Vice-President of Seychelles, Ahmed Afif, on International Day of Yoga 2021 was played whereby he spoke at length on the beneficial effects of Yoga on physical and mental health and its use to combat the growing lifestyle diseases.
An online yoga session based on the Common Yoga Protocol was conducted by local Yogis from the Yoga Association of Seychelles, namely Steve Thelermont, Josette Ruiz and Vasanti Patel.
Press release from the Indian high commission