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Celebration of 7th International Day of Yoga

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Embassy of India

Celebration of 7th International Day of Yoga : To mark the 7th International Day of Yoga(IDY) in Lao PDR this year, Embassy organised the three events.

(i) On 13 June, the Embassy organized a curtain raiser with a Yoga session conducted by the Isha Foundation of India virtually. His Excellency Mr Bountiem Phissamay, President of the Lao– India Friendship Association and more than 40 people participated in the online event .

(ii) On the main IDY itself, i.e. 21 June, the Embassy organised a Yoga session in collaboration with Indian Yoga Studio, Vientiane. His Excellency Mr. Bounneme Chouanghom, Ambassador of Lao PDR to India, and more than 30 participants joined the event virtually.

(iii) On 26 June, the Embassy and the Government of Lao PDR jointly celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 26 June 2021, with the theme “Yoga for Wellness” in hybrid mode. The event was organised at Chao Anuovong Stadium, Vientiane. His Excellency, Associate Prof. Dr. Phout Simmalavong, Minister of Education and Sports; His Excellency Mr. Bountiem Phissamy, President, Lao-India Friendship Association; and Her Excellency Mrs. Khanthaly Siriphongphan, Vice Minister of Education and Sports, graced the celebrations with their presence. More than 100 people including government officials and members of Indian diaspora also attended the event. Many more joined the event virtually/ online.

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