Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe addressed the 4th International Day of Yoga, 2018 held in National Stadium (1), Thuwunna, yesterday morning.
At the event, Ambassador of India to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Vikram Misri explained the history of the International Day of Yoga, the benefits of practicing Yoga and thanked the government of Myanmar and the Ministry of Health and Sports for holding the event.
In his address, the Union Minister, in turn, thanked the Embassy of India for organizing and holding the event. The Union Minister also provided additional explanations about the history of International Day of Yoga.
Next, Ms. Manshu Agrey from the culture section of the Embassy of India led a Yoga demonstration for some 400 Yoga practitioners, which included the Ambassador of India to Myanmar.
Afterwards, the winners of a quiz on Yoga practices were presented with awards by the Ambassador of India, while the Union Minister for Health and Sports presented documents of honor to Yoga teams that participated in the Yoga demonstration.
Later in the afternoon, the Union Minister went to Daw Khin Kyi Women’s Hospital in Bahan Township and inspected the outpatient department, patient ward, delivery room and newborn room.
From there, the Union Minister went to the Sports and Physical Education Science School in Bahan Township, and held discussions with trainers and trainees attending a course on when restricted drugs can be used to treat injured athletes.
The course was organized by the Myanmar Anti-Doping Organisation. The course trainers were Director and Senior Consultant Dr. Teoh Chin Sim of Singapore, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the Sports Medicine Center and sports advisor of the Ministry of Health and Sports Dr. Mya Lay Sein. The course was attended by 30 psychiatrists, doctors and officials from the Department of Sports and Physical Education, as well as legal experts.