The world observed the 7th International Day of Yoga today. The main theme for this year is – Yoga for Wellness, which is aligned to the current pre-occupations.
International Yoga Day is being observed in about 190 countries across the globe. AIR Correspondent reports that the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) in their resolution adopted on 11th December 2014. Since 2015, the IDY has evolved into a mass movement for health, around the world. The observance of Yoga Day is timely as health is foremost in the thoughts of one and all today, following the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the people on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. In his message, the President said the vision of India’s ancient seers of bringing mind-body together to achieve holistic health and happiness has benefited millions over millennia. He termed Yoga as one of India’s great gifts to the world saying it can be especially helpful during Covid-19.
The President also did Yoga in the lawns of Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion.
The Prime Minister on the occasion of IYD said, India has taken another important step today in this direction along with the United Nations. Mr. Modi launched ‘WHO M-Yoga’ App. This app will provide many videos of Yoga training and practice based on common Yoga protocol in many languages. Terming this as a great example of fusion of modern technology and ancient science, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that M-Yoga app will help in spreading Yoga world over and will contribute to the efforts of ‘One World, One Health’.