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Officials from SCO member States attend Yoga event in Beijing

New Delhi:18/10/20: India is playing a constructive role in enriching the agenda of SCO. India’s Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri today said this in his remarks at a Yoga event attended by officials from member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO in Beijing.

He thanked SCO members for supporting initiatives proposed by India in the fields of economics & trade, startups, healthcare, S&T, and culture. India has assumed the Chairmanship of the SCO Council of Heads of Government this year and is hosting the meeting of SCO Premiers on the 30th Nov, this year.

The event which was a part of events to mark India’s presidency of #SCO Council of Heads of Govt witnessed vibrant participation of Ambassadors of SCO Missions in China and Chinese officials. Mr. Misri noted that India’s association with SCO countries is a bonding born of shared history and heritage, shared customs and culture; and shared ideas and interests. These age-old cultural links and shared memories enable the SCO members and their people across this whole region to share each other’s cultural offerings, be they in the fields of cinema, music, art, or indeed Yoga, and benefit from them, he said.

He further said, Yoga brings people together around the world and expressed happiness at its expanding popularity in recent years. It is a part of India’s contribution to strengthening cultural cooperation among SCO countries, he added. He expressed satisfaction that Chinese people across the country practice yoga with fervor. The International Day of Yoga is celebrated every year in many cities all over China.

SCO Secretary-General, Vladimir Norov also participated in the Yoga event and appreciated its role in promoting people to people interaction among SCO countries. In 2018, the SCO leaders agreed, as part of the Qingdao Declaration, that organising the International Yoga Day annually will contribute to stronger friendship, peace, mutual understanding, and harmony. The Indian Embassy has been closely associated with the SCO Secretariat in organizing various cultural activities, including Yoga, with the support of the Secretary-General.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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