KATHMANDU, June 17: The Embassy of India, Kathmandu, organized a Yoga Event at Namche Bazaar — the gateway to the world's highest peak, Mt Everest — on Sunday.
Members from various women and youth groups of Solukhumbu district including Khumjung and Khunde Drinking Water Management Committee, Khumjung and Khunde Women and Youth Groups, officers of Sagarmatha National Park, employees of Everest View Hotel and a large number of local people enthusiastically participated in the event along with Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri and other embassy officials.
According to a press statement issued by the embassy, many foreign tourists and mountaineers and researchers also joined the Yoga Day celebrations. The main objective of the event was to highlight the importance of yoga in daily life and bring peace and harmony across the continents, nations and people.
This was the first time that the International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Everest Base Camp. “Bharat Sharma from Gujarat, India, along with other mountaineers created history by practicing yoga at the base of the world's highest peak,” said the statement.