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International Day of Yoga celebrations at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo (21 June 2022)

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Embassy of India organized the 8th ‘International Day of Yoga’ on 21 June 2022 at Al Azhar Park in Cairo.

2. While speaking about the benefits of Yoga in ensuring overall well-being, Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Ajit Gupte also highlighted Prime Minister Narender Modi’s role in adoption of UN Resolution declaring 21 June 2022 as the International Day of Yoga.More than 500 people from different walks of life and age groups, members of Diplomatic Corps participated in the Yoga Day celebration. Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, attended the event as the Chief Guest. In his address, the Minister stressed on deep-rooted relations between Egypt and India in various fields and expressed his desire to further promote bilateral relations in the field of youth affairs and sports. He strongly recommended the practice of Yoga and praised it as a “heritage of India”. Amongst the celebrities present, the most prominent was Egyptian actress, Lekaa El-khamissi. Ms. Khamissi spoke of the benefits of Yoga and how it had helped her in her difficult times. She stated that she was pleased to be known an “Ambassador of Yoga” in Egypt.

3. A live feed of the programme was provided to Indian national TV as part of the ‘Guardian Ring’ initiative.

More details at: https://www.eoicairo.gov.in/event_detail/?eventid=129 


23 June 2022