Photo courtesy: Surya Thapa, the prime minister's press advisor
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A yoga camp was organized at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar on Thursday to mark the sixth National Yoga Day.
The day is being marked across the country on Thursday by organizing various programs. ‘Garau Yoga Datera, Corona Janchha Hatera’ is the slogan of the day. The slogan translates to ‘let’s practice yoga in a determined way, in order to remove the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)’.
Addressing the event, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that yoga has become much more important and relevant as the entire world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic and lacking required medicine and evidence-based research for the same.
"If we can practice yoga and meditation, and maintain good food habits in our daily life, we can tackle the pandemic in a better way," Oli said in his message.
PM Oli said that yoga started from Nepal which was a sacred place for the rishi munis (sages) since time immemorial.
Cabinet ministers, heads of security agencies and yogis were among those who attended the yoga camp.
The government formed a committee under the leadership of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha to mark the sixth National Yoga Day. The government started observing the Yoga Day since 2015.