About 30,000 people are expected to participate in the main event and preparations are in full swing.
Yoga, which helps in maintaining the mental and physical well-being of a person, is widely practised to live a healthy life. To mark its importance and to increase awareness of the many benefits of yoga, the United Nations declared December 21 as the International Yoga Day in December 2014. The theme of this year’s festival, which is marked by various programs organized around the world, ‘Climate Action’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had suggested the date of his un-date June 21, to mark the International Yoga Day 2019 celebrations held in Prabhat Tara, Ranchi, Jharkhand from 6 am on Friday, the main event Will lead. at 8 am. About 30,000 people are expected to participate in the main function, for which preparations are in full swing.
The Ministry of AYUSH, which is the nodal ministry for the observation of International Yoga Day (IDY) throughout the country, is organizing several small and big programs.
According to an official press release, on June 21, the emphasis of IDY observation is on “harmonious collective yoga performance” in which millions of people participate in thousands of places. To ensure that the performances of such large groups are harmonious, some of the most skilled yoga masters in India come together and develop common yoga protocol (CYP).
“This is essentially a specified sequence of yoga rugs of a 45-minute period. CYP has been prepared to keep in mind the people of different age groups and different areas of life. It is also expected that those who are trained in CYP are likely to develop a taste and attitude for yoga and therefore can pursue it in a longer period.
Keeping in mind the vast rewards of yoga for overall health and for the betterment of the people, most of the ministries and departments, state governments and other institutions have started activities to mark the day.
In addition, the Ministry is promoting all individuals and institutions – including educational institutions, government bodies, business firms, industry and cultural organizations – to join IDY for the benefit of its employees, members or other stakeholders.
Free videos and e-books are available from the AYUSH Ministry’s website for details of CYP for download. The Ministry is also distributing them through various partnership organizations.
The highlight of IDY observation in India is the announcement of the Prime Minister Yoga Awards. The prize is being given for exemplary contributions to the development and promotion of yoga. Four awards are to be given in two categories – two of which are Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contributions to the promotion and development of Yoga, and Prime Minister Award for outstanding contributions to the promotion and development of yoga at two international levels.