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Japan releases postage stamps on Indian yoga experts

The Japanese postage stamps feature Bishnu Charan Ghosh and his family members in tribute to the role they played in spreading yoga in Japan.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2017 23:30 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had released commemorative postage stamps in India on Surya Namaskar ahead of the International Day of Yoga in 2016.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Acknowledging the role played by yoga legend Bishnu Charan Ghosh and his family members in spreading Indian postural yoga in Japan, the Japanese postal department has released postage stamps on four of Bengal’s famous exponents of the ancient Indian practice.

The stamps on Bishnu Charan Ghosh, his son Biswanath Ghosh, daughter Karuna Ghosh and Karuna’s father in law Asutosh Ghosh, that were released recently in Japan, were official showcased here by the Japanese Consul General in Kolkata, Masayuki Taga.

“This is the first time Japan has released postal stamps on any yoga experts. It is a result of the constant endeavour by the four yogis to create a close cultural linkage between the two countries by popularising the Indian form of yoga in Japan,” Taga said during the event.

He welcomed the fruitful exchange between Indian postural yoga and Japanese martial art, stating that both have similar traits and extended good wishes to the Indian martial artists performing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 23:30 IST