The Indian High Commission in Singapore yesterday observed the 7th International Day of Yoga, concluding nearly 190 online yoga sessions conducted over the past week amid COVID-19 restrictions.
A special video ‘Yoga@75’ premiered on social media platform Facebook to mark the day as well. The mission began its International Yoga Day celebrations in Singapore on June 14.
Asana (posture) demonstration videos of students from Indian-origin schools were also published on Facebook yesterday, it said.
A webinar was conducted in association with Isha foundation on the theme of, 'COVID Anxiety and Mental Health', and had a special recorded message from Sadhguru, the mission said.
High Commissioner P Kumaran said that there were 56 yoga instructors, studios, organisations and community centres who took part in the sessions.
A quiz competition, ‘Quizasana’, was conducted by Pragya Yoga & Wellness and it had 397 registrations.
The High Commission is also partnering with One Wellness Fitness Club, Singapore Yoga Sports Federation, Asian Yoga Sports Federation & Australian Yoga Sports Federation, for a Yoga competition for the 13th National Yoga Sports Championship and 6th Asian Yoga Sports Championship 2021 which is being held from June 20-26.
The Commission also collaborated with community centres and supported the Yoga sessions conducted by Narpani, a local Indian group.
Singapore's Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim graced one of the sessions at the Nee Soon Community Centre.