ONGC Videsh reunites for International Yoga Day

Across the seas, across the continents, for India. ONGC Videsh employees reconnected through mass demonstrations of yoga around the world. A symphony of sorts, the celebration of International Yoga Day gave an opportunity to all to craft a balance between body and mind.

Stories from Delhi and world over:


Mr NK Verma, MD, with Mr PK Rao, Director (Operations) and Mr Sudhir Sharma, Director (Exploration) along with other enthusiasts participated in a small yoga event organised at the atrium of Kailash building where the head office of ONGC Videsh is located. Mr Shankar Thakur, DGM (Geophy.) and Mr JK Sahni, Manager-HR (retired), conducted the one-hour yoga program with expertise.


Astana, Kazakhstan

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International Yoga Day at Astana celebrated along with Indian Embassy at the iconic ‘Baiterek’.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan


Satpayev Operating LLP team, Operator for Satpayev Project at Atyrau, Kazakhstan- building synergy …the Yoga way!

Dhaka, Bangladesh


The ONGC Videsh team at Bangladesh

Houston, USA

All employees of ONGC Videsh Atlantic, Inc. (the US subsidiary of ONGC Videsh) celebrated the 2nd International Yoga Day at OVAI office, Houston with enthusiasm and fervor. Employees came with their yoga mats and yoga attire to participate in the Yoga Day celebrations.

A one hour yoga session was organized under the guidance of an experienced Yoga Instructor. The yoga session created team-bonding, camaraderie, and a break from the regular office work. The team had a lot of fun and enjoyed to their heart’s content. There were demands for more such sessions.


Caracas, Venezuela

The 2nd International Day of Yoga was celebrated in PdVSA La Estancia, Caracas. The celebration, organised in association with the Foundation ‘La Augusta Asamblea’, began with messages of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj on the occasion. Yoga demonstration as per the Common Yoga Protocol was conducted. Master yoga classes, demonstrations and lectures were conducted by local organisations.


El Tigre, Venezuela – San Cristobal Project

The longest day of the year is always special for Team El Tigre and all employees were invited for commemorating the International Yoga Day in the PIVSA office. Two guest speakers, Ms Zomalia and Ms Eira, renowned persons for promotion of Yoga at El Tigre, were invited. The 2nd International Yoga day was thus celebrated at Petrolera Indovenezolana with lot of enthusiasm at El Tigre Venezuela.

The event was chaired by Mr Heran Diaz, General Manager PIVSA.  Mr A.K.Chakravarty, GM (P) – Head El Tigre invited the participants for the event and in his opening remarks elaborated on the importance of yoga bringing harmony between mind and body. Mr Hernan Diaz in his address stated that yoga is an invaluable gift of India. Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India, aims to integrate the body and the mind.

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Puerto LA Cruz, Venezuela

Consequent to the huge success of the maiden International Yoga Day last year, this year’s event was eagerly awaited by all the Yoga enthusiasts in Puerto LA Cruz, Venezuela. To commemorate the day an event was organized by Team ONGC Videsh in the premises of CICSA. For the celebration of this ancient Indian discipline, ONGC Videsh secondees from PLC were joined by the secondees from other Indian companies viz OIL & IOC, Repsol, and all the CICSA local employees.

The event witnessed tremendous enthusiasm and curiosity, particularly from the local employees.

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Khartoum, Sudan

2nd International Yoga Day was organized in Khartoum, Sudan by the Embassy of India wherein all ONGBV expats actively participated. Over 200 people from different parts of Khartoum including Sudanese nationals and school children attended the Yoga Program. H.E. Mr. Amrit Lugun welcomed the gathering and spoke about the benefits of Yoga at physical, mind and spiritual level. The first lady of Brazil in Sudan also participated in the Yoga Program and she discussed the contribution of Yoga in bringing peace and harmony to mankind.

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Bogota, Colombia

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Enthusiastic participation in Bogota