The Indian Embassy hosted a yoga session at its premises on Friday, 24 June to celebrate International Day of Yoga. The event, which was held in association with the Art of Living (AOL), Sahaj Marg, Artistic Yoga, Harmony House, Sevadarshan and AMMA Kuwait, witnessed the participation of a large gathering of Indians, Kuwaitis and other nationals. The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain was the special guest on the occasion.
The volunteers from Art of Living, Seva Darshan and AMMA Kuwait performed the Yoga asanas on the stage, giving instructions to the many yoga lovers.
Further, Meditation and Pranayam session was held at the auditorium which was taken by ‘Heartfulness’ and ‘Harmony House’. There were performances by volunteers from ‘Artistic Yoga’ and a young and dedicated team of volunteers, including women and children, from Seva Darshan who demonstrated various yoga asanas and the ancient form yoga-based Indian martial arts. There was also a Yoga dance performance by Latha Kanna and her dance group. Ms. Michelle, an artist and a volunteer of 'Harmony House', painted the entire mood of the 2nd IDY celebrations, which was greatly appreciated.
Dr. Vinod K. Grover, Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) made a presentation on ‘Stress Management by Yoga’ and Dr. Prathap Unnithan, Indian Dentist Alliance of Kuwait (IDAK) made a presentation on 'Lifestyle and Oral health' and shared some useful tips to maintain oral hygiene.
IDAK also organized a oral screening camp for the benefit of the general public. The event was supported by Indian Business and Professional Council, M/s Larsen & Toubro, Air India and Indiansinkuwait.com. The event generated great amount of enthusiasm and wide spread awareness about Yoga and its physical and mental health benefits.