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Indian Ambassador to Juba SD Moorthy addressing the gathering during digitalization launched photo by Kidega Livingstone.

By Kidega Livingstone

Practice yoga to improve health and peace of mind as well as improving performance at the working place, Indian Ambassador to South Sudan Mr.S.D Moorthy said.

Speaking during the Fifth International Day of Yoga celebration at Indian Embassy Premises on Saturday, Amb.Moorthy said that for South Sudanese to enjoy the life of free stress, practicing yoga is the only thing that will reach that goal.

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested that date of 21 June as it is the longest day of International Day of Yoga where millions of people in190 countries are practicing every year.

“I want to request you to continue practicing yoga for the wellbeing in peace and keep yourself fit,” said Amb. Moorthy.

“This yoga can be practiced by everybody and any human being can do and by doing practice frequently, it will help in improving your health,” he added.

In his part, Minister of Road and Bridges, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci said South Sudanese including the government have realized that by not practicing yoga they have missed a lot in terms of being healthy.

“Our working environment is full of destruction and there is a lot of running around. I don’t know what we are chasing, all the time we are running around busy and sometimes we miss a lot, so yoga can help in consoling us, concentration and connecting and I think this is the right thing we are doing today,” said Rebecca.

“I appeal to South Sudanese that this is a good opportunity here and I understand from Ambassador Moorthy that there are opportunities for this exercise to be expanded outside this place in schools, in community centers and other areas of need for the yoga,” she added.

She urged the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to take the lead in practicing yoga among the youth, government officials and the entire South Sudanese in order to improve their health and have peace of mind.

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