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Can Tho looks to tighten links with India via Yoga 

 Thursday, June 20,2024

AsemconnectVietnam - The 10th International Day of Yoga (June 21) was celebrated with an event held in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on June 19.

 Nguyen Thuc Hien, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said that for the last over 50 years, the Vietnam - India relations, including between Can Tho and Indian partners, have been increasingly reinforced and developing strongly in all aspects. The profound cultural bond and sincere friendship between the two peoples form a precious common asset that should be treasured and promoted.

He noted the celebration of the International Day of Yoga in Can Tho aimed to not only help strengthen the two countries’ friendship but also introduce images of Vietnam to international friends.

The official expressed his hope that the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will continue assisting Can Tho to boost cultural and arts exchanges with and attract more investors and tourists from India.

Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in HCM City, said Yoga, originating in India, is being warmly welcomed by Vietnamese people. It not only produces health benefits but also serves as a cultural factor helping enhance the two countries’ overall relations, including economic partnerships.

Vietnam is an important partner of India, the diplomat affirmed, saying he hopes to further step up cooperation between the two countries’ businesses in the future.

He pledged assistance for Can Tho to become a centre of education and information technology, and attract more students from India.

The celebration drew 1,000 local Yoga practitioners and more than 200 Indian students at the Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy./.

Source: VNA

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