World Health Day special event in Rijeka, Croatia
A celebration of World Health Day took place in Rijeka city center, Croatia, in the main square Korzo, on Saturday 7 April 2018. The central part of the program was practicing of Yoga in Daily Life with several hundred people, organized by the management of Dharma Hostel.
Special guest of the event was author of the Yoga in Daily Life System, H.H. Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, accompanied by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Vivek Puri, the Major of Rijeka, Mr Vojko Obersnel, and Ambassador of India H.E. Mr Sandeep Kumar.
Marking the occasion of World Health Day, Vishwaguruji said that without a healthy body there is no quality of life, and he encouraged people to give up smoking for their health and the health of others.
The main organizer of the event was the Institute for Public Health of Croatia, represented by Dr. Helena Glibotić Kresina.
The Yoga in Daily Life Society have been cooperating with the City of Rijeka through the ‘Rijeka – Healthy City’ project from 2013, with their program for seniors (age 50+), and free yoga practice for students from the University of Rijeka. Since then, thousands of local participants have been involved in doing yoga according to the system Yoga in Daily Life.
The quality of the Yoga in Daily Life system has also been recognized by the Clinical Hospital Centre of Rijeka, which in cooperation with Yoga in Daily Life Rijeka, provides free yoga sessions for doctors and hospital staff as well.