Indian, Chinese Officials Attend Shanghai Cooperation Group’s Yoga Event
Senior officers from India and China in addition to diplomats from varied international locations on Sunday took half in a Yoga occasion organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which can be set to carry key conferences of the highest leaders of the eight-member group.
Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri together with SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) chairman Lin Songtian, and Deputy Chairman of SCO Committee for Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation Cui Li attended the occasion.
Diplomats from all of the SCO international locations, together with Pakistan, took half within the cultural occasions which included an illustration of Chinese martial artwork Tai Chi and cultural occasions of member international locations apart from Yoga.
The SCO occasions are assuming significance because the digital summit of the SCO Heads of the State being hosted by Russia is scheduled to be held on November 10 during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping is ready to participate.
It will probably be adopted by the SCO Heads of the Government being hosted by India which is deliberate to be held on November 30. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is scheduled to participate. It is but to be determined as as to if the assembly will probably be digital or with the direct presence of the leaders, officers mentioned.
Addressing the gathering on Sunday, Misri mentioned, “India is a new member of the SCO but our association with the countries of the ‘SCO Family’ dates back centuries and even millennia in some cases”.
He mentioned India has assumed the Chairmanship of the SCO Council of Heads of Government this 12 months and is internet hosting the assembly of SCO premiers subsequent month.
“We are playing a constructive role in enriching the agenda of the SCO and many initiatives proposed by India in the fields of economics and trade, start-ups, health care, S&T and culture have been supported by SCO members,” Misri mentioned.
“Today’s presentation on Yoga@SCO is especially relevant as it goes beyond race, colour, faith, religion and region. Yoga brings people together around the world. Recent years have seen an explosion in its popularity, especially since 2014, when the UN General Assembly adopted a unanimous resolution designating June 21 as the International Day of Yoga,” he mentioned.