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‘Yoga good for reducing violence’

INDIAN High Commissioner to Zambia Gaddam Ghamendra (left) with scores of Lusaka residents observing the 2nd International United Nations Yoga Day in Lusaka at the Chancery yesterday. PICTURE: BRIAN MALAMA

INDIAN High Commissioner to Zambia Gaddam Dharmendra says yoga is a very peaceful and non-religious practice that helps reduce incidents of violence and ill health.
And Mr Dharmendra has pledged to attract more Indian investors in various sectors of the Zambian economy.
Mr Dharmendra told journalists in Lusaka yesterday during the second commemoration of the United Nations recognised World Yoga Day which falls tomorrow that the practice of yoga has tangible evidence of a peaceful environment and a healthy mind and body.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India.
“Yoga started in India but it is now global, so we think yoga belonged to India but it belongs to people of the world,’’ Mr Dharmendra said.
He said the fact that Yoga is being practised by a lot of people demonstrates that it is not a religion but a discipline and READ MORE

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