About Us Celebrations @ Tirhutiya Gacchi, Janakpurdham, Dhanusha (June 19, 2023)

Consulate General of India
Birgunj (Nepal)


Press Release

As part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav  (India @ 75) and to commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga, the Consulate General of India, Birgunj (Nepal) is organizing a series of Yoga sessions in the areas under the jurisdiction of Consulate. The celebrations started with curtain raiser event on May 23, 2023 inside the premises of Consulate which witnessed participation of  people from different sections of the society.  

2. In continuation of the yoga celebrations, the Consulate organized a Yoga session at  Tirhutiya Gachhi, Janakpurdham, Dhanusha on June 19, 2023 @0600 hrs in association with Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City,  Mithila Institute of Technology and Patanjali Yog Samiti, Janakpurdham. 

3. His Excellency Shri Harishankar Mishra, Governor of Madhesh Pradesh graced the occasion as Chief guest  and was welcomed by Shri Tarun Kumar, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of India, Birgunj. The Yoga session witnessed participation of over 800 people including Shri Mahesh Prasad Yadav (Minister for Education and Social Welfare), Shri Sanjay Kumar Yadav (Minister, Madhesh Pradesh),  Shri Ramashish Yadav (Member of State Assembly, Madhesh Pradesh), Shri Chandan Singh (Member of State Assembly), Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Janakpurdham Sub- Metropolitan City, Shri Ram Roshan Das , Successor Mahanth of Janaki Temple, Chief District Officer, Senior Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police- Dhanusha, members of Nepal India Friendship Association, Dhanusha, members of Patanjali Yog Samiti-Dhanusha, Principals and teachers of several schools  in Janakpurdham including Mithila Institute of Technology, Gyanda International School  and other distinguished guests.

4. In his opening remarks, Shri Tarun Kumar, Acting Consul General, CGI, Birgunj informed the participants about this year’s theme of Yoga i.e. “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. He further mentioned about the UN General Assembly’s  approval with record support of 175 member states for celebrating June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in the year 2014. He also informed the participants about the immense benefits of Yoga which touches the Physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of life and it provides a holistic approach to people’s health and well-being. Yoga is advised for several chronic diseases like Heart disease, diabetes and asthma, etc. 

5. He highlighted about the G20 presidency accepted by India since December, 2022 which also has the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “One Earth, One Family and One Future”. He also informed the participants about SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit which will be hosted by India on July 04, 2023 and informed about its theme i.e. SECURE: Security, Economy, Connectivity, Unity, Respect and Environment. Further, he deliberated about the International Year of Millets 2023 which was proposed by Government of India under the Presidency of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the UN General Assembly and its approval. He reiterated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to make IYM 2023 a “People’s Movement” alongside positioning India as the Global Hubs for Millets.

6. The entire video of the session will be uploaded soon on the official Youtube Channel of Consulate i.e. @CGI Birgunj. Some Photographs of the event are enclosed for appropriate use.

June 19, 2023
Birgunj (Nepal)


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