New Delhi : India’s age old physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines have soon captured the minds and popularity across the world. The term “yoga” in the western world often denotes a modern form of ‘Hatha Yoga’, consisting largely of the postures called ‘asanas’. The International Yoga Day has been observed every year since its inception in 2014.
To mark its significance and raise awareness about the many benefits of yoga, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014.
Yoga, which helps in maintaining mental and physical well-being of a person, is widely practiced to lead a healthy life. To mark its significance and raise awareness about the many benefits of yoga, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. The theme for this year’s celebrations, which is marked by various events organized across the world, is “climate action”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had suggested the date – June 21 – in his UN address, will lead the main event scheduled to mark the International Day of Yoga 2019 celebrations to be held at Prabbhat Tara, Ranchi, and Jharkhand on Friday from 6 am to 8 am. Approximately 30,000 people are expected to participate in the main event, for which preparations are in full swing.
Ministry of AYUSH, which is the nodal Ministry for observation of International Day of Yoga (IDY) across the country, is also organizing several small and big events.