Ambassador attended the 2015 China International Yoga and Naturopathy Conference at Beijing Capital Library on 22 August 2015.
In his remarks at the event, Ambassador said that Yoga is an invaluable gift from ancient Indian tradition. He said that Yoga has found a second home in China, recalling the celebrations across China of the first International Day of Yoga.
Ambassador said that both Indian and Chinese dreams ought to be aligned and pursued in a mutually supportive manner. He said that it is important to celebrate the common cultural space between India and China, the two ancient civilizations that have interacted for over 2000 years.
Mme. Lin Yi, Vice President of China-India Friendship Association, speaking at the event, said that India and China are in the process of seeking national rejuvenation and prosperity for their people and that expanding cultural exchanges is an important element of cooperation between us. Mr. Lin Xiaohui of Chan Yoga talked about the value of Yoga and the similarities between Indian and Chinese cultures.
The event, that was co-hosted by China International Yoga Organizing Committee and China India Friendship Association, had over a thousand participants.