Oman Creates History as First Foreign Government to Promote Country through Yoga
The Indian Embassy in Oman has introduced a unique video titled 'Soulful Yoga, Serene Oman' on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga 2023.
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This initiative is considered pioneering and showcases the beauty of Oman while featuring yoga enthusiasts from different countries.
The video stands out as it is a collaborative effort between the Indian Embassy and 'Visit Oman,' a subsidiary of Oman's Ministry of Tourism.
This partnership marks the first instance of a foreign government using yoga to promote its own country, highlighting the significance of this collaboration.
The video not only demonstrates the increasing popularity of yoga worldwide but also highlights its growing prominence in Oman.
With a significant Indian community of 700,000 in Oman, yoga has gained considerable traction in recent years.
Promoting Yoga through Initiatives
The Indian Embassy has been actively involved in promoting yoga in Oman through various initiatives.
In 2022, they organized the 'Muscat Yog Mahotsav,' a 75-day celebration featuring over 75 yoga events across major cities in Oman.
This initiative was timed with the 75 years of India's independence celebrations.
Oman Yoga Yatra
This year, the Embassy launched the 'Oman Yoga Yatra,' a five-month-long journey leading up to a large-scale celebration of the International Day of Yoga 2023.
The event, scheduled for June 21, 2023, is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants from diverse backgrounds.
Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
Capital - Muscat
Official Language - Arabic
Official Religion - Islam
Currency - Omani rial
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