By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani talented dancer Oksana Rasulova has been appointed as celebrity Ambassador of numerous projects, organized in the framework of International Yoga Day (June 21) by Indian Embassy in Baku, Trend Life reported.
"This is a unique day designed to bring together hundreds of people, who share the same purpose to be healthy, strong, active and happy. Yoga provides a harmony of thoughts and actions, demonstrating a holistic approach to health and well-being of the person," said dancer.
"I express my gratitude to Ambassador of India Sanjay Rana for such a great honor to become celebrity Ambassador. Everyone is welcome to join the yoga class until June 26," she added.
Oksana enjoys high popularity in Azerbaijan for her splendid performance of Indian dances, and could gain hearts of the eminent jury of the reality show, which enthusiastically adopted the Azerbaijani participant. She is the winner of the most popular project of India -- "India's Best Cine Stars Ki Khoj".
The practice of Yoga which originated in India has been growing in popularity all over the world. It received recognition by the United Nations when member states, recognizing the universal appeal of Yoga proclaimed June 21 as International Yoga Day by adopting a resolution in the UN General Assembly in New York in December 2014.
International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness of many benefits of practicing yoga.
The 2nd annual International Day of Yoga is being celebrated with much fanfare all across the world.
In India, millions of people in cities across India celebrated the Yoga Day. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi led a mass Yoga Session with 30,000 school children and other residents in the city of Chandigarh.
PM Modi urged people to make Yoga a regular part of their lives and get rid of the stress of modern life by connecting with inner self and the nature through Yoga. He said yoga was not a religious practice and people could embrace it for a better mental and physical health without any religious consideration. He also said that the Yoga practice was accessible to all and provided health assurance for free without discriminating between rich and poor.
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