New Delhi: As a first follow up to the first collaboration between Saudi Arabia and India on Yoga in the history of bilateral relations between the two countries, Saudi Arabia’s first Yoga festival is on from January 29- February 1.
More than 1,000 people gathered at the Juman Park in King Abdullah Economic City for the event organised by the Saudi Yoga Committee. Saudi yoga teachers from across the Kingdom are participating. The Saudi Yoga Committee is a government body that acts like a small federation established by the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sports, to promote yoga in Saudi Arabia on May 16, 2021.
Nouf AlMarwaai was appointed the president of this body, and an MOU was signed between the AYUSH Ministry and the Sports Ministry, including the Saudi Yoga Committee, on Yoga day in 2021.
Officials from the Indian embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah also participated in the event. Indian Consul General Shahid Allam and Marwaai honoured young yogi, Arav Pradisha, who won a medal at the first participation in Asian Games hosted by Saudi Arabia. He is an Indian resident of Saudi Arabia and a member of the Saudi Yoga Committee team, India Today reported.