Indian High Commission celebrates Int'l Yoga Day at Bangabandhu Stadium
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Dhaka : The Indian High Commission celebrated the International Day of Yoga at Bangaban-dhu National Stadium in the capital on June 21.
Riva Ganguly, High Commis-sioner of India to Bangladesh, was present on the occasion. Ministers and celebrities of the country also attended the event which began at 6am.
The theme for this year's Yoga Day was 'Climate Action'.
The programme included yoga demonstration and a mass yoga session. Entry to the event was free. Yoga mats and t-shirts were served on first-come, first serve basis.
The High Commission requested the intending participants to wear rubber slippers or sandals for the event so that the grass on the field stays unharmed.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness. Recognising its universal appeal, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by a resolution on December 11, 2014.
Today it is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity, according to the UN. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.