21 June 2015; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon, attended the closing ceremony of the International Yoga Day event held in the Maldives today. Minister Dunya was the Chief Guest of the event that was held at the artificial beach this evening.
On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, Government of India organised various events across the world to celebrate the ancient Indian tradition that leads to holistic wellness including physical, mental and spiritual. To mark the event in the Maldives; the High Commission of India organized various events in Male’, Hulhumale and Villingilli throughout the day
Speaking at the event Minister Dunya highlighted on the health and physical benefits of Yoga and how both fasting and Yoga complement each other and promote a healthier life style. “Yoga’s ability to create inner peace in individuals’ in turn, helps in facilitating a more peace-loving society” said Minister Dunya.
The Maldives was one of the first countries to co-sponsor the resolution that declared 21 June as International Day of Yoga.