14 January 2021, Kathmandu
Prime Minister KP Oli attended a yoga session marking the International Yoga Day in Kathmandu on Thursday.
At a special program organized by the National Yoga Day Main Organizing Committee at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today, Prime Minister Oli clarified that the yoga developed by our forefathers for dynamic lifestyle by keeping body fit, increasing immunity power, and tolerance power has been internationalized.
Saying Nepal has also contributed to the United Nation’s decision of observing June 21 as World Yoga Day since 2014 based on the proposal of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he shared that yoga, which has a connection with ‘our place’ from 15,000 years ago, has gained international recognition.
Prime Minister opined, “Yoga is not related to any religion or spirituality. It is related to thoughts and knowledge being developed before the creation of philosophy. It is related to eight organs of the body. We should follow it in our daily lifestyle.”
Prime Minister Oli further said that the tradition of celebrating International Yoga Day was started in connection with the invention of extraordinary mathematics and Ayurveda by our ancestors and outlined in our scriptures on the basis of calculation and belief.
Different personalities for their contribution in the yoga, naturopathy sector were awarded as well as ‘Yoga Special Bulletin’ was released on the occasion.
Similarly, yoga exercises were also performed in the program. The theme for this year’s Yoga Day is ‘Let’s practice yoga; Covid-19 will go away’. Nepal is observing Yoga day on Magh 1 from 2075 BS.