Celebration of the International Yoga Day, which has already became traditional, took place in Tomsk on June 18th. Formally, at the initiative of the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, the International Yoga Day is established by the UN General Assembly on June 21st. As this was a working day this year, the organizers, in agreement with the Embassy of India in Moscow, held celebration in Tomsk on a weekend day June 18th.
As a part of the celebration in the square near Tomsk Drama Theater, the organizers of the event held brief lectures on yoga traditions, its health and welfare benefits, as well as free master classes for all comers. Instructors and yoga trainees of the best yoga centers of the city held exhibition performances clearly demonstrating that this type of sport is suitable for people of all ages, young and old.
One of the main sponsors of the event was Imperial Energy Group. Many of its employees devote their time to practice yoga every day. “On behalf of Imperial Energy Group, I would like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the event, as well as to the Administration of Tomsk region for all-round support. It is a great honor for us to sponsor such important holiday, as Imperial Energy pays the utmost attention to yoga. We hope to continue maintaining close contacts with yoga studios of Tomsk and to support development of this sport in the city”, said Rajiv Arora, Chief Advisor for HR, Contracts, Legal and Commercial of Imperial Energy.