KATHMANDU, June 16: For the first time, International Yoga Day was celebrated at the Base Camp of Mount Everest, 17600 feet above the sea level.
Embassy of India, Kathmandu organized a Yoga Event on Sunday at Namche Bazaar-gateway of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world.
Along with Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Embassy officials and other members from various walks of life of Solukhumbu district participated in the event.
Likewise, Nepal 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 also enthusiastically joined in the event.
Many foreign tourists and mountaineers and researchers also joined the Yoga Day celebration. The main objective of the program was to highlight the importance of yoga in daily life and to bring peace and harmony across the continents, nations, and people.
Bharat Sharma from Gujarat, India along with other mountaineers created history by practicing yoga at the base of the world’s highest peak.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the main event on the occasion of "International Yoga Day" on June 21 this year.