Indian Embassy holds Indo Naija Yoga Fest on Sunday
The Indian Embassy, Water Carrington Crescent will on Christmas Eve hold its first Yoga Festival in Nigeria, an initiative of the Afro Asian community for development.
Tagged Indo Naija Yoga Fest , it will be attended by high calibre of Europeans, Asians and lovers of the ancient India physical, mental and disciplines activity.
The convener of Indo-Africa Initiative for Community Development and president Afro Asian community Festival in Lagos, SanjayVipul Srivastava, said “The United Nations recently passed a resolution brought before it by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, that Yoga should be recognised as a sporting event. Every June 21 is celebrated as the World Yoga Day. The festival will strengthen our cultural ties.
On the negative perception about Yoga, he said, “Yoga means the union of the body, mind and soul. There are perceptions about yoga that are false. Yoga is a culture that have been in existence for more than ten thousand years and it has nothing to do with spirituality, religion or cast but a pure culture. Happy living is the right of everybody and we can only get that by doing things together so, this is what we want to bring to our Nigerian friends and community.
“We have extended our invitation to over 20 high commissions and organisations. It’s a free entry and all are invited irrespective of his or her age, race or level. However we are expecting more than 400 participants including all the nationalities living in Lagos even the diplomats of nearly 15 countries are also expected to be present.”
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