On Tuesday, June 21, the eighth edition of International Yoga Day will be celebrated around the world, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the major exercise from an event in Mysuru, Karnataka, where he is expected to be joined by around 15,000 yoga devotees.
The BJP is commemorating the day by holding yoga sessions at 75,000 locations across the country. The BJP’s Union ministers and chief ministers, as well as elected representatives such as MPs and MLAs and party office-bearers, will take part in a variety of yoga events.
PM Modi’s yoga event in Mysuru is part of the unique ‘Guardian Yoga Ring,’ which is a collaboration between 79 countries and UN organisations, as well as Indian missions around the world, to demonstrate yoga’s unifying potential beyond borders.
The following are the most important details about Tuesday’s spectacular celebrations:
The theme for this year’s Yoga Day is ‘Yoga for Humanity.’ According to the PMO, the subject depicts how yoga assisted humanity in easing suffering during the Covid outbreak.
The theme for this year’s celebrations will be ‘Brand India on the Global Stage,’ with a focus on the country’s historic locations.
Around 25 crore people are anticipated to participate in various events around the world, practising yoga in unison for greater health and wellness for everybody, according to Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
J P Nadda, the BJP’s president, will participate in a yoga session in Noida, while Home Minister Amit Shah will attend a programme in Delhi.
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, will participate in Yoga Day celebrations in 75,000 locations around the state, along with ministers from 40 districts. Yogi will participate in a practise session at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow, where he has set a goal of 3.5 crore people.
The National Monuments Authority will work with the Ministry of Science and Technology to conduct an astrophysical analysis of the sun’s path around the Qutub Minar, according to a statement from the culture ministry. The researchers will see if the Qutub Minar is slanted at an angle, if it has any astronomical significance, and if the Minaret has a zero shadow at local noon on June 21.
At 75 landmark spots across India, the Ministry of Ayush is commemorating the International Day of Yoga. According to the PMO, 75 famous spots throughout the country will host mass yoga demonstrations led by 75 Union ministers.
The Yoga Day celebrations in India’s easternmost village, Arunachal Pradesh, will be led by Law Minister Kiren Rijiju. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will lead the celebrations at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia on June 21. Rijiju will head the programme at Dong in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. One of the 75 iconic places for nationwide monitoring has been chosen: the Statue of Unity.
On May 6, the Prime Minister wrote a letter in Hindi to all sarpanches or gramme pradhans to ensure the great scale celebrations of Yoga Day. According to Sonowal, the Ayush Secretary has asked all state and UT chief secretaries to assist a translation of the PM’s letter into the state’s native or regional language and have it distributed to gramme pradhans through district collectors.