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WORLD NEWS | Abu Dhabi: Curtain ceremony ahead of 9th International Yoga Day


People perform yoga at an event at the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (Photo/ANI)

Abu Dhabi [UAE]June 17 (ANI): The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has learned that an unveiling event was held under the iconic dome of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi on Saturday ahead of the UAE’s 9th International Yoga Day.

The main event of International Yoga Day will be held on June 21 in Dubai’s historic Port Rashid.

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The event kicked off with a virtual message from Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. His words of happiness, harmony and friendship echoed under the dome.

With the breeze and breath, a certified yoga instructor conducts a 40-minute workshop based on common yoga protocols.

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The dome housed approximately 350 participants from various nationalities, cultures and beliefs, reflecting the theme of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Yoga”. The official release stated that schoolchildren joined in large numbers and instilled the values ​​of yoga from an early age.

Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir was among them and a large diplomatic corps also graced the occasion. People of all ages participated, breaking down the stereotypes of yoga. At the end of the class, each participant received a yoga mat and a plant that symbolizes sustainability and wellness.

More yoga events are being organized in the UAE to mark the 9th International Yoga Day.

Echoing the message of human solidarity, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, DP World and the Indian Navy will jointly organize IDY 2023 celebrations at the historic Minarashid Port on June 21. Minarashid is a historically significant site that has witnessed the development and advancement of India-UAE relations over the centuries. From the early days of the pearl trade to the current multifaceted economic partnership, Mina Rashid holds special significance for both countries.

The event will be attended by Dr. Thani bin Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The celebration will be held at DP World Cruise Terminal 3 on June 21st. Also, in honor of the importance of the yoga message and its benefits, the Indian Navy vessel INS Brahmaputra will be visiting Mina Rashid and participating in IDY 2023 celebrations with more than 200 sailors on board as part of the global ocean ring celebrations. Continuing the tradition of celebrating the essential unity of yoga, on the same day, a large-scale community yoga event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from 1800 to 2100 hours (local time).

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan will also be featured at the event as the chief guest. Organized jointly by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and ADNEC, the event is expected to see the participation of the entire community, including schools, community organizations, sports clubs, and people of all ages and genders, according to an official release. (Arnie)

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