Oman Creates History as First Foreign Government to Promote Country through Yoga

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First-Foreign-Government-to-Promote-Country-through-YogaThe Indian Embassy in Oman has introduced a unique video titled 'Soulful Yoga, Serene Oman' on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga 2023. 

An overview of the news

  • 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.

About Oman

  • Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

  • Capital - Muscat

  • Official Language - Arabic

  • Official Religion - Islam

  • Currency - Omani rial

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