Press Release-2nd International Day of Yoga (2)

The 2nd International Day of Yoga is scheduled to be celebrated on 19 June 2016 from 8 AM to 10 AM at the Yangon University Diamond Jubilee Hall.

While addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an International Day of Yoga. On 11 December 2014, the 193 member UNGA approved the proposal by consensus with a record 177 countries co-sponsoring a resolution recognizing the 21st June as "International Day of Yoga". In its resolution, the UNGA recognized that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the world population. Yoga also brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle-related disorders.

On this occasion, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said that "Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not only an exercise but an effort to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with changes in our environment.

While suggesting June 21st, which is theSummer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Modi said that June 21st is the longest day of the year in theNorthern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. From the perspective of yoga, the Summer Solstice marks the transition toDakshinayana. Summer Solstice marks the day when the Sun starts its southward journey and is also considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.

The science of Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before the first religion or belief systems were born. Yoga is widely considered as an "immortal cultural outcome" of the Indus Valley Civilization and has proven itself to cater to both material and spiritual uplift of humanity, remaining above religion. The presence of Yoga is also available in folk traditions, Vedic and Upanishadic heritage, Buddhist and Jain traditions, epics of Mahabharata including Bhagavad-Gita and Ramayana, theistic traditions of Shaivas, Vaishnavas and Tantric traditions.

Yoga has spread all over the world by the teachings of eminent Yoga masters from ancient times to the present date. Today, everybody has conviction that Yoga practices helps in prevention of diseases, promotion and maintenance of health. Millions and millions of people across the globe have benefitted by the practice of Yoga and the practice of Yoga is blossoming and growing more vibrant with each passing day.

The Embassy is aware that Yoga is practiced in different forms and there are number of Yoga Schools and practitioners in Myanmar. Last Year Embassy of India organized 1st International Day of Yoga at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium, Yangon on June 21st, 2015 from 8 AM to 10 AM. But, this year, we are organizing 2nd International Day of Yoga on Sunday, June 19th, 2016, so that on a holiday, maximum number of people can be reached, either at venue or at their home via various television channels that will be covering the main event that includes exercises that will help rejuvenate the urban and rural people alike.

The Embassy of India will also be organizing a number of Yoga Demonstration events by various Yoga Schools in Yangon on 11th & 12th June as curtain raiser events before our main event at various venues like, Inya Lake, Kandawgyi Lake, Peoples Park, Maha Bandula Park, Mya Kyun Thar Park near Sedona Hotel, Kyaik Ka San Stadium, Bothathaung Phya, Junction Square & St. Mary Service Convent from 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM, all of you are welcome to join us as per your choice of venue.

June 10, 2016





The Indian Navy conducted the International Fleet Review (IFR-16) off Visakhapatnam from 04 to 08 Feb 2016. A Fleet Review is a traditional maritime practice wherein the Head of State periodically inspects the Naval Fleet. In India it is a practice to conduct a Fleet Review once in the five year term of the President. This year the Review was special in that it included participation not only by Indian warships but also by those from foreign countries. In all 22 warships from foreign navies were present amongst the 70 warships that were ceremonially inspected by the Honourable President of the Republic of India, H.E Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 06 Feb 16. A fly past by 45 naval aircraft was also undertaken during the Fleet Review.

The International Fleet Review 16 was able to bring together navies from around the globe and signified the common desire to promote peace, harmony and co-operation on the ‘global commons’, as the oceans are also referred to. In addition to the ships, 23 Heads of Navy were also present at Visakhapatnam with another 26 sending a delegation. In this manner,    IFR 16 saw representation from 50 foreign navies from around the world.

V Adm Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief, Myanmar Navy attended IFR 16 and had successful meetings with H.E Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of the Republic of India,  H.E Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minster of the Republic of India, important Cabinet ministers and Adm RK Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy. UMS King Aung Zeya was also present for the Review with the offices and men taking active part in all activities, including excursions to New Delhi and Bodh Gaya. The presence of the marching contingent from Myanmar Navy that participated in the City Parade on 07 Feb 16 was very well appreciated by the Prime Minister of India and other people that witnessed the event.  

Besides the Review by the President, several other activities like International Maritime Seminar, International Maritime Conference, Cultural Show, International City Parade, International Band Concert and Operational Demonstration were conducted from 04 to 08 Feb 16.

With its theme of “United Through Oceans”, IFR 16 was indeed an event that was able to unite navies from around the world on the East coast of India. Interaction amongst the ships and crews present at Visakhapatnam is bound to promote understanding and knowledge of each other and increase goodwill, mutual understanding and confidence as the navies undertake operations at sea.

February 10, 2016

The Theme of IFR 16


Warships at Anchorage


Closing Ceremony – Myanmar Delegation is at Left


Press Note:Myanmar India Business Conclave(18-20 May, 2016) (2)

Embassy of India


Press Note

An India Myanmar Business Conclave was hosted by India at Yangon on 18-20 May 2016 as part of its Act East policy. A 25 member business delegation from India attended the Conclave led by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry (CIM). More than 40 top CEOs from Myanmar also attend the Conclave. This is the first visit of any Minister from India after the new government in Myanmar.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated Myanmar for landslide victory by the National League for Democracy led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the elections held in November 2015. She acknowledged the calibrated and pragmatic stand of the Government towards a peaceful and orderly assumption of power.

Highlight of the event was a Government-Business Round table on the theme: ‘Forging Partnerships’. Speaking in the Roundtable, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman conveyed that India had opened 96.4% of tariff lines at zero duty for Myanmar under its Duty Free Tariff Preference scheme besides ASEAN India FTA. The transition from barter trade to normal trade wef 1 Dec 2015 was a step forward to boost trade. Similarly a liberal access was available for Services including a visa fee waiver for Myanmar applicants applying for Indian Business and Employment visas.

At the inauguration Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman acknowledged Myanmar’s achievement in organic and sustainable agriculture. She offered that India can cooperate in boosting productivity by providing technology and agri equipment. Pharmaceutical sector is an area where India can engage actively specially for public heath care. She also identified Textiles, IT, Automobile industry wherein India can engage for mutual benefit. She conveyed India’s commitment to contribute to Myanmar’s development including road and connectivity projects, border projects such as border haats and ICPs. Commerce and Industry Minister of India invited Myanmar to hold road shows in key cities of India exhibiting the opportunities available in Myanmar to connect to larger numbers of Indian businesses.

The two days witnesses intensive sessions and B2B interactions in the sectors such as Agriculture, Manufacturing and Employment, IT, Health, Education, Skill Development, Power & Renewable energy, Connectivity (Air, Sea, Land), Tourism and Hospitality, SEZs, Industrial Zones and Finance.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman had bilateral interactions with Mr U Win Khaing, Myanmar Minister for Construction, Dr. Than Myint, Myanmar Minister for Commerce and Mr U Khin Maung Cho, Myanmar Minister for Industry. Issues related to long term engagement on G2G basis for procurement of pulses, easy access to Indian pharma products and pharma companies, Indian investment in infrastructure, capacity enhancement and upgrading border infrastructure, were discussed between the two sides. Myanmar requested for cooperation in skill development, capacity building and training for both public and private sector. India assured that it shall assist Myanmar in its endeavor to modernize and assist based on the priority areas where such cooperation is sought by Myanmar.

May 19, 2016

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ -ဇန္နဝါရီ ၁၃၊ ၂၀၁၆

Embassy of India




အိႏိယႏိုင္ငံ၊ခ်န္ႏို္င္းျမိဳ.အနီးရွိ Mamallapuram တြင္ ၂၀၁၆ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္နဝါရီလ ၁၂ ရက္ မွ ၁၃ ရက္အထိ ေဆြးေနြးပြဲမ်ားက်င္းပျပီးေနာက္ ကေမာၻဒီးယားႏို္င္ငံ၊ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၊လာအို ႏို္င္ငံႏွင့္ ဗီယက္နမ္ႏို္င္ငံတို.ပါဝင္ေသာ တတိယအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ စီးပြားေရးေတြ.ဆံုေဆြးေနြးပြဲ (3rd CMLV (Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Viet Nam) Business Conclave) ျပီးဆံုးခဲ့ပါသည္။ထိုေဆြးေနြးပြဲတြင္ “ျမန္မာသည္ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳအတြက္ပန္းတိုင္” ဆိုေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာေဆြးေနြးခ်က္သည္အဓိကအေၾကာင္းျဖစ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ထိုေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအား အိႏိယ ႏို္င္ငံအစိုးရ၊ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးႏွင့္စက္မွဳဝန္ၾကီးဌာန ကိုယ္စား အိႏိယႏို္င္ငံ စက္မွဳလက္မွဳ အသင္းခ်ဳပ္(CII)မွစီစဥ္က်င္းပခဲ့ပါသည္။ ထိုအခန္းအနားသို. ကေမာၻဒီးယားႏို္င္ငံ၊ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၊ လာအိုႏို္င္ငံႏွင့္ဗီယက္နမ္ႏို္င္ငံတို.မွ ဝန္ၾကီးဌာနအဆင့္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ.မ်ား တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့ ၾကျပီးကုန္သြယ္ေရးႏွင့္ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳအတြက္မဟာဗ်ဴဟာေျမာက္အေရးၾကီးေသာတိုင္းျပည္ တ ခုအျဖစ္ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံႏွင့္ဆက္ဆံေရးမ်ားျမွင့္တင္ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ရည္မွန္းခ်က္ထားရွိခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။အခန္းအနားတြင္ CMLV အျခားတိုင္းျပည္မ်ားမွဝန္ၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္အတူ အိႏိၵယႏို္င္ငံအစိုးရ ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးႏွင့္စက္မွဳဝန္ၾကီးဌာန၏ H.E. Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) ႏွင့္အတူ ျပည္ေထာင္စုသမတျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးဝန္ၾကီးဌာနဒုတိယဝန္ၾကီးေဒါက္တာပြင့္ဆန္း တို. ပူးတြဲသဘာပတိ အျဖစ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ဆယ္စုႏွစ္မ်ားစြာအတြင္း ပထမဆံုးအၾကိမ္ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံအား အိႏိယစက္မွဳလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအတြက္ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳပန္းတိုင္အျဖစ္ အဓိကထားကာေဆြးေနြးျမွင့္ တင္္ေပးသည့္ အခန္းအနား ျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ ႏွစ္ႏို္င္ငံလံုးမွထိပ္တန္းစီးပြားေရး ဦးေဆာင္သူမ်ားႏွင့္အတူ CMLV အျခားတိုင္းျပည္မ်ားမွလည္းတက္ေရာက္ခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။

၂။ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၏စိတ္လွဳပ္ရွားဖြယ္တိုးတက္လာေသာေစ်းကြက္ႏွင့္အေရးပါမွဳကိုသတိျပဳမိသည္ ႏွင့္အညီ ယခုႏွစ္၏ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတြင္ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံမွအဆင့္ျမင့္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္၏ “ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ အေၾကာင္း ရွင္းလင္းစြာေဖာ္ျပခ်က္”အစီအစဥ္ပါဝင္ခဲ့သည္။ထိုတင္ျပခ်က္တြင္ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၏ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳ အေျခအေနႏွင့္အခြင့္အလန္းမ်ား၊ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳအတြက္ ဦးစားေပးရမည့္ ကမ်ား ႏွင့္ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံရန္ေနရာမ်ား(အထူးစီးပြားေရးဇုံမ်ား ၊ စက္မွဳဇုံမ်ားႏွင့္စီးပြားေရးစၾကၤ မ်ား)ကိုတင္ျပခဲ့ပါသည္။မ်က္ႏွာစံုညီေဆြးေနြးပြဲတြင္ေပါင္းကူးဆက္သြယ္ေရး၊ ေငြေၾကးဆို္င္ရာ မရွိမျဖစ္လိုအပ္ေသာအရာမ်ားအားဦးစားေပးေဆြးေနြးခဲ့ၾကျပီး စက္မွဳလုပ္ငန္းႏွင့္ဝန္ေဆာင္မွဳ လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားတြင္ ေဒသဆို္င္ရာတန္ဖိုးခ်ိတ္ဆက္မွဳတို.ကိုလည္းစူးစမ္းရွာေဖြခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ဆက္ စပ္ေဆြးေနြးပြဲမ်ားတြင္သီးသန္.အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကိုအေသးစိတ္ေဆြးေနြးခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ ေဆြးေနြးပြဲတြင္ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံႏွင့္အိႏိယႏို္င္ငံတို.မွ တက္ၾကြေသာစြန္.ဦးတီထြင္သူမ်ားႏွင့္အတူ စီးပြားေရးဆိုင္ရာထိပ္တန္းမွဆံုးျဖတ္လုပ္ေဆာင္နိုင္သူမ်ားအားေနာင္အနာဂတ္တြင္ႏွစ္ႏို္င္ငံတ့ို စီးပြားေရးပါတနာမ်ားအျဖစ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏို္င္မည့္ဘံုတူညီေသာအေျခအေနတရပ္သို.ေရာက္ရွိ ေစခဲ့ပါသည္။

၃။အိႏိယတိုက္ငယ္၊တရုတ္ႏို္င္ငံႏွင့္အာဆီယံႏို္င္ငံမ်ား၏မဲေခါင္ေဒသခြဲတို.ၾကားတြင္မဟာဗ်ဴဟာေျမာက္စြာတည္ရွိေနေသာျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၏ကုန္းေျမ၊သဘာဝအေနအထား၊စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးရာ ႏွင့္လူသားအရင္းအျမစ္တို.အျပင္ အာဆီယံစီးပြားေရးအသိုက္အဝန္းႏွင့္ေဒသဆို္င္ရာ FTAs တို.အပါအဝင္ေဒသဆို္င္ရာကုန္သြယ္ေရးမူဝါဒမ်ားႏွင္အခြန္အခေလ်ာ့ေပါ့ျခင္းတို.သည္ အမ်ားႏွင့္မတူေသာအခြင့္ထူးရေစပါသည္။အိႏိယႏိုိင္ငံ၏ပထဝီဆိုင္ရာနီးကပ္ျခင္းႏွင့္အိႏိယႏို္င္ ငံကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးဝန္ၾကီးဌာန၏ DFTP အစီအစဥ္အရ ၉၆ရာခိုင္ႏွဳန္းေက်ာ္ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ အတြက္အေကာက္ခြန္လြတ္တင္ပို.ခြင့္ရျခင္းတို.သည္ႏွစ္နို္င္ငံအတြက္မ်ားစြာေသာအက်ိဳးရေစ ပါသည္။

၄။အိႏိယႏို္င္ငံသည္ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၏ဖြံ.ျဖိဳးတိုးတက္မွဳမ်ားအတြက္ အဓိကသယ္ယူပို.ေဆာင္ေရး၊ ဆက္သြယ္ေရး၊လူသားအရင္းအျမစ္တိုးတက္ေရး၊နယ္စပ္ေဒသတိုးတက္ေရးစီမံကိန္းမ်ားတြင္ US$ 2 သန္းနီးပါးကူညီေနေၾကာင္းသိရွိသူမမ်ားလွေပ။ ဝန္ၾကီးခ်ဳပ္နာရိန္ဒရာမိုဒီ၏တက္ၾကြ ေသာအျမင္အရစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ႏို္င္ငံျခားေရးမူဝါဒတို.တြင္ပါဝင္ေသာ အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏို္င္ငံပထမ၊ အေရွ.သို.ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းမူဝါဒ၊အိႏိယတြင္ျပဳလုပ္သည္၊ဒီဂ်စ္တယ္အိႏိယ၊ ခန္.ညားေသာ ျမိဳ.မ်ား၊ ျပန္လည္သံုးေသာစြမ္းအင္၊အေရွ.ေျမာက္ေဒသကိုအဓိကထားျခင္းႏွင့္အျခားေသာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ခ်က္မ်ားသည္ႏို္င္ငံျခားရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳမ်ားကိုဆြဲေဆာင္ျပီးစီးပြားေရးကိုအဓိကျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ အိႏိယသည္ ဂ်ီဒီပီ US$ 2 တရီလီယံ၊ လူဦးေရ 1.2 ဘီလ်ံရွိေသာေစ်းကြက္ႏွင့္အတိုးတက္ဆံုးေသာနည္းပညာတို.ျဖင့္ကမာေပၚတြင္ျမန္စြာတိုးတက္ေနေသာၾကီးမားသည့္စိးပြားေရးတိုင္းျပည္ျဖစ္သည္။ ခ်န္ႏို္င္းျမိဳ.တြင္ေဆြးေနြးပြဲ လုပ္ရန္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျခင္းသည္ အိႏိယ၏စက္မွုအထြန္းကားဆံုးျမိဳ.ျပကိုအထူးျပသျပီးရင္းႏွိးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳမ်ားအဓိ ကပန္းတို္င္ျဖစ္သည္။ ခ်န္ႏို္င္းသည္ေမာ္ေတာ္ယာဥ္ထုတ္လုပ္မွဳႏွင့္အထည္စက္ရံုမ်ား၊ IT တို. အတြက္ေက်ာ္ၾကားေသာျမိဳ.ျဖစ္သည္။

၅။ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံမွေဟာေျပာတင္ျပသူမ်ားတြင္ဒုတိယဝန္ၾကီးေဒါက္တာပြင့္ဆန္း၊သမတ၏စီးပြားေရးအၾကံေပးႏွင့္ျမန္မာရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳေကာ္မရွင္အဖြဲ.ဝင္ေဒါက္တာေအာင္ထြန္းသက္၊ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ ငံကုန္သည္ၾကီးမ်ားအသင္းခ်ဳပ္ ဥကဌဦးဝင္းေအာင္တို.ပါဝင္ပါသည္။

၆။ေဆြးေနြးပြဲတြင္ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံ၏ရင္းႏွိိးျမွပ္ႏွံမွဳသဘာဝႏွင့္မူဝါဒမ်ား အထူးစီးပြားေရးဇုံမ်ား ၊ စက္မွဳဇုံမ်ားႏွင့္စီးပြားေရးစၾကၤ မ်ား အာဆီယံစီးပြားေရးအသိုက္အဝန္းႏွင့္ေဒသဆို္င္ရာ FTAs တို.ႏွင့့္အိႏိယႏို္င္ ငံ၏ DFTP အစီအစဥ္စသည္တို.ပါဝင္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ေဆြးေနြးပြဲမ်ားတြင္ ႏွစ္နိုင္ငံကုန္သြယ္ေရးအတြက္စိန္ေခၚမွဳမ်ားနွင့္သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္၊ေလေၾကာင္းဆက္သြယ္ေရးဘဏ္မ်ားႏွင့္ေငြေၾကးဆိုင္ရာတို.ကိုေဆြးေနြးခဲ့ပါသည္။လယ္ယာစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရး ေမြးျမဴေရး ငါးလုပ္ငန္းအေသးစားႏွင့္အလယ္တန္းစီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားပညာေရးစသည္တို.လဲပါဝင္သည္။လုပ္ငန္းရွင္အခ်င္းခ်င္းေဆြးေႏြးမွဳမွလည္းအရည္အေသြးပတ္သက္ေသာအေၾကာင္းဦးတည္ေဆြးေနြးပါသည္။

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