KATHMANDU, June 21: International Yoga Day (IYD) is being observed across the country Tuesday with various programs.
The IYD has also been marked in front of Narayanhiti Royal Palace by building a stage on Tuesday.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, his wife Radhika Shakya, Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae, Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa, among thousands of yoga practitioners took part in the event.
Speaking at the program organized by the IYD Main Organizing Committee in the Capital to mark the IYD, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that yoga is an integral part of our life for healthy body and sound thoughts.
The PM claimed that yoga originated in Nepal, referring to the traditional form of exercise practiced by our ancestors and scholars since years ago.
On December 11, 2014, the United Nations endorsed the proposal to observe June 21 as International Yoga Day.