Indian High Commissioner Bishwadip Dey says yoga is an “invaluable gift of Indian ancient tradition for over 6,000 years”, and focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.
Dey shared this insight at the launch of a Yoga Awareness Programme at The Normandie hotel, St Ann’s earlier this week.
It was held in collaboration with the High Commission of India, the Government and the International Day of Yoga Committee of Trinidad and Tobago to commemorate its 3rd International Day of Yoga.
The Yoga Awareness Programme runs from June 15 to June 26.
Among those present at the launch were Deoroop Teemul, chairman of the International Day of Yoga Committee of Trinidad and Tobago; health and wellness consultant Dr Safeeya Mohammed; Ministry of Health representative Ayanna John; and boxer Ria Ramnarine.
On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring June 21 the International Day of Yoga (IDY).