Under the patronage of H.E. Faeqa bint Saeed Al-Saleh, Minister of Health, the United Nations Information Center for the Gulf Countries (UNIC Manama) in collaboration with a group of volunteers and several centers and associations specialized in charity, health and social work celebrated the International Yoga Day at the Saar Mall on 21 June 2017 at 21:00 hrs.
More than 300 people participated in the celebration which was organized with a remarkable contribution from Bahraini Yoga Therapy Specialist Prof. Fatima Al Mansoori involved the largest gathering of community groups/civil societies in Bahrain.
Officials from various ministries and organizations participated. The program actively engaged a large number of groups and civil societies including the Bahrain Mobility International, MS society, Islamic association, Abdulrahma Kanoo Social Parents Club and many others.
Samir Aldarabi, Director of UNIC Manama, says “The theme for the 2017 celebration is ‘Yoga for Health’ which highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving balance between mind and body”
Prof. Fatima Al Mansoori, Yoga Therapist at the BDF Hospital Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Center.says “It is my mission to spread the benefits of Yoga and share knowledge with the community. Over the past years, we have succeeded in creating a movement and gaining recognition and support. This year, the event was geared towards engaging with the community, of all ages and all conditions as Yoga is for everyone”.