The 6th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the Ambassador’s residence on June 21. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, physical participation was restricted while hundreds of participants joined virtually through Facebook live which was widely publicised.
During this occasion H.E K Nandini Singla gifted a brass lamp to H.H Sat Guru Amrita Suryananda Maha Raja and Swamini Chandra Devi for the contribution of Confederação Portuguesa do Yoga / Portuguese Yoga Confederation in promoting Yoga in Portugal.
Also, the Embassy in association with Dr José Manuel Anacleto from Centro Lusitano de Unificação Cultural – Biosofia released Portuguese translation of Patanjali’s “Yogasutra” from Sanskrit. The translation was done in collaboration with Dr. José Carlos Calazans , a renowed Sanskrit Scholar.
PM Shri Narendra Modi’s message on International Day of Yoga was also shown to the participants. Later, Common Yoga Protocol was conducted followed by a fun and entertaining Yoga Quiz!
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
Indian Council For Cultural Relations