Department of Health organizes International Yoga Day to Thank India in Dharamsala

Marking the fourth International Yoga day and in an effort to bolster India’s efforts to make yoga a mainstream practice, dignitaries of Central Tibetan Administration including Kalons, Secretaries, heads of the three Autonomous Bodies along with staff and local public performed yoga asanas for 45-min at the Courtyard of Tsuglagkhang.

Kalon of Department of Health, Choekyong Wangchuk said Tibetans in India are observing a series of pan-India events to observe 2018 as the year of thanking India for ensuring profound support for the Tibetan people and its struggle.

The yoga session was led by Tsering Yangzom, fitness trainer and yoga instructor based in Gurgaon, India. Yangzom had won 2nd place in JERAI (Jerai Fitness Pvt. Ltd) Classic State tour women physique competition in Delhi in 2016.

Also this morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi led 50,000 people in Dehradun to mark the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations while many Indian union ministers are participating in similar events across the country. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, “Yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the world.”

With the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and under the leadership of the Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan people across India are observing the year 2018 with a series of Pan-India events spanning 12 months both on the physical and virtual space to publicly express gratitude to the Government and people of India.