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Daily Hurriyet19.06.22         Indian embassy organizes yoga event in Ankara



Nearly a hundred yoga mats were spread out at a park in the Turkish capital Ankara on June 22 morning.    
Citizens from all walks of life had gathered to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at an event organized by the Indian embassy.    
This ancient art of meditation which was once only practiced by Hindu monks has now become part of the global pop culture.    
The U.N. marked June 21 as a day to celebrate this form of meditation in 2015 following a proposal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.    
“It [the motion] was co-sponsored by 177 countries, including Turkey,” Indian Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Bhattacharya told a cheering audience.      
In a pre-recorded message by Modi played at the event, the Indian premier called for a mass movement to spread yoga.
Among the participants were U.N. Resident Coordinator in Turkey Irena Vojackova-Sollorano and a senior municipality council member LaleBekta?.      
Vojackova-Sollorano said: “[Yoga] is very important… not only for our physical health but it is important for mental health [too].”      
She added that yoga has officially been recognized by many countries “actually as an official healing way especially in countries that were war-torn.”
 “After the wars, they have seen that yoga is a way to bring peace to the mind and peace to society,” she said, adding that she practiced this form of meditation regularly.      
In her address to participants, Bekta? said yoga means unity and participation.      
“It gives us an idea of the history of yoga… it is a body-mind exercise which dates back to a thousand years… it is an activity which relaxes your spirit,” Bekta? said.      
“I believe that such events will help relations between Turkey and the home of yoga -- India -- to improve,” she added.

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Indian Embassy in Turkey hosts series of events to celebrate International Day of Yoga



Nearly a hundred yoga mats were spread out at a park in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday morning.
Citizens from all walks of life had gathered to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at an event organized by the Indian embassy.
This ancient art of meditation which was once only practiced by Hindu monks has now become part of the global pop culture.
The UN marked June 21 as a day to celebrate this form of meditation in 2015 following a proposal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“It [the motion] was co-sponsored by 177 countries, including Turkey,” Indian Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Bhattacharya told a cheering audience.
In a pre-recorded message by Modi played at the event, the Indian premier called for a mass movement to spread yoga.
Among the participants were UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey Irena Vojackova-Sollorano and a senior municipality council member LaleBektas.
Vojackova-Sollorano said: “[Yoga] is very important… not only for our physical health but it is important for mental health [too].”
She added that yoga has officially been recognized by many countries “actually as an official healing way especially in countries that were war-torn.”
“After the wars, they have seen that yoga is a way to bring peace to the mind and peace to society,” she said, adding that she practiced this form of meditation regularly.
In her address to participants, Bektas said yoga means unity and participation.
“It gives us an idea of history of yoga… it is a body-mind exercise which dates back to a thousand years… it is an activity which relaxes your spirit,” Bektas said.
“I believe that such events will help relations between Turkey and the home of yoga -- India -- to improve,” she added.
The embassy is also hosting concurrent events in three other provinces of Mersin, Istanbul and Izmir.
A similar event was held in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Friday.
(AA)

CNN Turk:19.06.23  India Ankara Embassy organizes yoga festival

The India Ankara Embassy gathered yoga lovers for the International Day of Yoga in Ankara.
AmbassadorSanjay Bhattacharya also participated in the yoga activity held in the Seymenler Park.
Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Bhattacharyya held a discourse during the event.
He said: “The last five years we have seen an increasing interest for yogain the country, especially in Ankara. There is a great enthusiasm for yoga. June 21 has been made the International Yoga Day. This is a special day because it is the longest day with most sunlight of the year.”
Furthermore, a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the yoga day has been watched.
To watch the video, press Control and click on the link:
https://www.cnnturk.com/video/dunya/hindistan-ankara-buyukelciliginden-yoga-festivali
(AA)

 

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