International Day of Yoga: Preparation in full swing for tomorrow
While preparations are in full swing to flex the body tomorrow for International Yoga Day, Ranchi has been chosen to organise the main event which will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apart from over 30,000 participants, several state dignitaries, besides the Yoga Organisations and Yoga Gurus will attend the function.
The theme for this year’s Yoga Day is ‘Climate Action’ and it will be celebrated at the United Nations today (June 20) with "Yoga with Gurus," followed by a panel discussion on 21 June.
As a runup to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (IDY), the Sunrise Command of the Indian Navy has been organising additional Yoga Camps onboard Naval units and in residential areas over the past one week.
The Chennai Metro Rail Corporation is conducting yoga sessions in the mornings and evenings in its different station premises since yesterday that would be continued till Sunday, with special sessions on Friday. The National Institute of Siddha, a central AYUSH institute in Chennai, has organized a marathon yoga practice on Friday. The yoga enthusiasm is catching up with the public on a massive scale.
On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’, months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed the idea.
The resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ was introduced by India’s Ambassador to UN Asoke Mukerji and saw 177 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution. Adopted under the agenda of ‘Global Health and Foreign Policy,’ resolution 69/131 recognized that Yoga “provides a holistic approach to health and well-being” and that wider dissemination of information about its benefits would be beneficial for the health of the world population.