INDIA. Delhi: Yoga is gradually taking a centre stage in everyone’s life for its proven role in physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, being globally acknowledged. It signifies the intangible cultural heritage of humanity for the whole world making it imperative to disseminate and promote its importance on a larger platform.
International Day of Yoga over the years has not only boosted Yoga’s popularity but also expanded its geographical presence by inspiring its adoption in several new territories. The event has also triggered new advances within the field, such as the development of universal Yoga protocols for people of all ages, the development of specific protocols addressing lifestyle diseases, and research into Yoga’s potential as a productivity-enhancing tool.
The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, this year is planning to celebrate International Day of Yoga by organising a drive named “Yoga An Indian Heritage” as a part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” campaign. The program will be conducted at 75 cultural heritage locations with the active participation of all institutions/bodies of the Ministry. Considering the current pandemic situation, the number of participants has been restricted to 20 at each site. Several prominent people will take part in the programs being organised at these locations.
The event will include a 45-minute Yoga, followed by a 30-minute short Cultural program, to be performed by Young Awardees from Sangeet Natak Academy or Zonal Cultural Centers. Live streaming of the event will run on all the digital platforms/pages of the Ministry of Culture for selected 30 sites including Ministry’s Media partners viz., Radio Fever 104, Doordarshan, Curefit, and FICCI for maximum coverage.
Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel would be performing Yoga at Lal Qila, Delhi on 21 June 2021 from 7 a.m. to 7.45 a.m. along with senior officials of the Ministry and a live stream of the same shall also run on all the digital platforms of the Ministry.