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Complimentary Yoga Session at the Ministry of Culture, Crafts and Heritage, Government of Madagascar, organised by the Embassy of India, with the support of Holistic Healing Centre – Ivandry

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As a follow up of International Day of Yoga event on 21st June and also on the request of the Malagasy Minister of Culture, Craft and Heritage, the Embassy of India in Madagascar arranged to hold a complimentary Yoga Session at the premises of the Ministry of Culture at Bibliotheque Nationale – Ampefiloha on 3rd August 2015 from 1000 to 1200 hrs by the couple Yoga Teachers Mr. Romy JOGGYAH and Mrs. Aurore JOGGYAH from the Holistic Healing Centre – Ivandry.

2. During the Yoga Session, the Embassy was represented by Mr. Madan Lal RAIGAR, First Secretary and the Ministry of Culture was represented by Mr. RABETOKOTANY Eugene (Secretary General) + Mme RABARISON Laure (Director General of the Office of Arts and Culture) and Ms. Verosoa Raharijaona (Director – International Relations).  There were 22 participants who attended the Yoga Session.

3. The Yoga Session started with a brief speech by the First Secretary Mr. Raigar on the usefulness of Yoga in everyday life and welcoming the attendees.  It was followed by a brief speech by the Secretary General Mr. Eugene.  Then the Yoga Session started by the Yoga Teachers.  The emphasis by the teachers was on stress busting technics and breathing exercises coupled with some physical exercises.  The Yoga Session was enthusiastically and well received by the participants.  This was first and one of its kind of Yoga Session arranged for a Government Office.   If the enthusiasm remains the same, more sessions could be arranged for the Government employees.