International Day of Yoga will be celebrated today

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The 6th International Day of Yoga will be celebrated tomorrow. The celebrations of International Day of Yoga will commence with a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier, Mr. Modi appealed to the people to perform Yoga at their home with their family members while following all norms of social distancing. He said, Yoga plays an important role in improving the immunity and it enables strong mind and healthy body.

The observation of International Day of Yoga in the past years has been marked by mass demonstrations of Yoga in public places. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year, the main focus is on encouraging people to do Yoga at their homes with participation of the entire family.

Yoga is found to be a significant activity in the current pandemic situation as its practice leads to both physical and mental well-being and increases the individual’s ability to fight diseases in an effective manner.

This year, the celebration is centred around the theme “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family”. The celebration will start with the message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will be telecast by Doordarshan at 6.30 in the morning. The streaming will also be available on other digital platforms.

After the Prime Minister’s message, team of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga will perform a live demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol from 7 A.M. to 7.45 A.M. Discussion with the Yoga expert will be telecast from 7.45 A.M. to 8 A.M. To promote Yoga, ‘My Life, My Yoga’-video blogging contest with attractive prizes is also being organized by Ministry of Ayush in which the people are being encouraged to post their short video clips performing different Yogasanas.