International Yoga Day 2020: PM Modi encouraged people to stay fit during COVID-19 pandemic
The sixth edition of the International Yoga Day will focus on yoga at home with family members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the run up to the yoga day, launched an event - 'My Life My Yoga' - in his 'Mann ki Baat'. He encouraged people to stay active and fit during the coronavirus lockdown.
The theme for this year's International Yoda Day on June 21, is "Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family."
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Yoga Day will be observed at home. "Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, no mass gathering would be advisable this year. Hence, this year the ministry is encouraging people to practice yoga at their homes, with participation from the entire family," the AYUSH Ministry said in a statement.
Launching a video blogging competition, PM Modi invited citizens to participate in it and post their videos. 'My Life, My Yoga' contest is a joint effort by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.— Ministry of AYUSH???????? #MyLifeMyYoga (@moayush) June 16, 2020
The purpose behind this programme is the transformative impact of yoga on the lives of individuals and it is one of the activities related to the International Yoga Day, an official statement said. The contest is live on social media handles of the Ministry of AYUSH. Let's take a look at what people have been posting.
Fitness enthusiasts Milind Soman wrote "...let's practice yoga and spread happiness..."
So happy to release this message on behalf of the @moayush
With their message of "Yoga from Home, Yoga with Family", lets practice yoga and spread happiness this #InternationalDayOfYoga.@PMOIndia#YogaSeHiHoga#WorldYogaDay#MyLifeMyYoga#happiness#health#lovepic.twitter.com/XtdzxanUkm
After becoming the Prime Minister in 2014, Narendra Modi took personal interest in spreading awareness about the benefits of yoga across the world. PM Modi's efforts led to the United Nations announcing June 21 as the International Yoga Day.