President Bidya Devi Bhandari. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stated that the entire world accepting Yog, which is closely associated with Nepal’s ancient civilization and life philosophy, as a useful practice for life was a matter of pleasure for all of us.
In a message today on the occasion of the International Day of Yog, President Bhandari has said all will achieve success to develop a happy, prosperous and peaceful society by connecting the humanitarian pleasure achieved from the physical development to the positive energy achieved from the Yog exercise.
The President has mentioned that Yog is an exercise to strengthen an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual health thus is regarded as an action with thought besides a physical exercise.
“The contribution of Nepali civilization in the development of Yog has been extensively enlightened by our scholars, yoga Gurus. Yog, which is considered to have been originated and developed in Nepal, has a special space in the lives of Lord Shiva and King Janak as well as in Kirat and Bon civilizations,” reads the message.
President Bhandari has also said there was a direct presence of Yog in the handicrafts, painting and sculpture associated with the social and cultural lifestyles of Nepalis.
The Head of the State spoke of the need to develop Yog as a part of education.
She also called for conducting more research on the field of Yog. The International Day of Yog has been celebrated on June 21 since 2015 at the call of the United Nations Organization.