The Indian Embassy in Kuwait organized a launch event titled ‘Yoga for Harmony & Peace’ on 1 June at the Embassy auditorium to announce the schedule for the International Day of Yoga on 21 June. The United Nations has also declared 21 June as the International Yoga Day (IDY) with the overwhelming support of 177 countries including Kuwait and India.
At the launch event, the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain announced that the Indian Embassy has planned the first International Yoga Day celebration in Kuwait to be held on the embassy premises on Sunday, 21 June 2015. The Minister of Amiri Diwan H.E. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah will be the chief guest, of the event, and his wife, Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al Sabah, Director General and Co-Founder of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah and an enthusiastic supporter of Yoga, will also attend.
The ‘Art of Living’, ‘Harmony House’ and ‘Isha Foundation’ in association with the Indian embassy will organize mass public yoga sessions on the open space in front of the embassy building from 6 am to 8 am. Members from the three organizations gave a small demonstration of basic yoga techniques during the launch ceremony.
On 21 June, basic yoga techniques will be taught to visitors, who will also benefit from a meditation session that calms the mind, the schedule follows the Common Yogic Protocol prepared instructed by the Government of India. Yoga-based Books and DVDs will be on display.
Due to the lack of any changing room facilities, participants are advised to wear light cotton clothes in white for the event. The yoga session is not suitable for Children below 5 years and pregnant women. To receive more information, to register or access updates, kindly visit the official website: http://www.indembkwt.org/IYD/.