Seventh International Yoga day to be celebrated tomorrow; PM to address the lead event in morning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the lead event of the 7th International Yoga Day tomorrow. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lead event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2021 will be a televised programme and is scheduled to start at 6.30 AM on all Doordarshan channels.

The event will also include an address by Minister of State for Ayush Kiren Rijiju and a live Yoga demonstration by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

Lakhs of Yoga lovers have already committed themselves to be a part of this activity, doing Yoga from the safety of their own homes. Those who require guidance for performing Common Yoga Protocol are invited to follow the live demonstration from the lead event which will be televised on all Doordarshan channels.

The Yoga demonstration will follow the Prime Minister’s address, which is scheduled from 7:00 to 7:45 AM. The live Yoga demonstration will be further followed by messages from 15 spiritual leaders and Yoga Gurus including, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Dr. H. R. Nagendra,  Kamlesh Patel, Dr. Veerendra Heggde, Dr.Hamsaji Jayadeva, O. P. Tiwari, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Dr. Chinmay Pandey, Muni Shri Sagar  Maharaj, Swami Bharat Bhushan, Dr. Vishwas Mandalik, Sister B.K. Shivani, S. Sridharan and Ms. Antoinette Rozi.

The Ministry of Ayush has highlighted the important role of Yoga in one’s overall wellbeing, through various activities organised in the run up to the International Day of Yoga (IDY). The main theme of IDY 2021 is “Yoga for Wellness”, which is aligned to the current pre-occupations. Numerous digital initiatives taken by the Ministry together with nearly 1000 other stake-holding institutions made the practice of Yoga accessible to the public, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

The Missions of India abroad are coordinating various activities in the run up to the 21st June in their respective countries, and as per reports, Yoga Day will be observed in about 190 countries globally.