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Saudi Yoga Committee Holds Meeting with Indian Authorities for Promotion of Yoga in Saudi Arabia

WebdeskAug 05, 2021, 08:18 AM IST

Saudi Yoga Committee Holds Meeting with Indian Authorities for Promotion of Yoga in Saudi Arabia

The meeting was held on August 1 to discuss the various ways to promote Yoga in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

The Saudi Yoga Committee held a meeting on August 1 with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Yogasana Sports Federation to discuss the various ways to promote Yoga in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

The representatives also “discussed qualifying athletes according to the standards and regulations of the Yogasana Sports Federation that includes the training of the trainers and referees of the competitions in Yogasans Sports in KSA.”

 

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had signed an MoU with India on June 21 to promote Yoga. It became the first Gulf country to do so.

 

The world celebrated International Yoga Day on June 21.

 

A Yoga protocol was being finalised to suit the local laws in Saudi Arabia. It’ll be implemented soon.

 

The MoU was signed between India's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, and Abdullah Faisal Hammad, Director General, Leaders Development Institute, Ministry of Sports.

 

The nodal authority in India is Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH.

 

One Saudi Yoga Committee was constituted under the leadership of Nouf Marwaai. Marwaai, the Arab Yoga Foundation founder, has been working for years to popularise Yoga in Saudi Arabia. The Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri in 2018.

 

After the push from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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