27 May 2023

International Yoga Day On June 21: Ocean Ring Of Yoga Will Be Created; Novelties In This Year's Celebration Will Amaze You

Hyderabad: The ‘Yoga Mahotsav’ witnessed a massive participation of 50,000 enthusiasts at the NCC Parade Ground in Hyderabad today on Saturday. The event, organised by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), under the Ministry of Ayush, was held to commemorate 25 days to the International Day of Yoga.

Highlighting the novelties in the celebration of this year’s International Yoga Day, Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal said that these novelties would be on international, national and local levels.

Ocean Ring of Yoga will be created on June 21

He informed, “On the International level, an Ocean Ring of Yoga will be created on June 21st when with the help of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Yoga demonstrations will take place at many ports, on many ships and many friendly countries will also join hands in this exercise."

Yoga demonstrations will take place from Arctic to Antarctica

The Minister said Yoga demonstrations will also take place from Arctic to Antarctica— countries falling on or near the Prime Meridian line will join the Yoga demonstration. The flight decks of INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya will showcase Yoga demonstration in synergy. 

Yog Bharatmala

Under Yog Bharatmala. Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard and Border Road Organisation will join hands for Yoga demonstration at borders, coasts and Islands to form a Yog Bharatmala. 

Yoga will also happen on North and South Pole regions. Himadri — the Indian Research Base in Svalbard, Arctic as well as Bharati — the third Indian Research Base in Antarctica. 

Har Aangan Yog

At the local level, Panchayats, Anganwadis, Asha/ANM will be involved in Yoga demonstrations. Health and Wellness centres of both Health and Ayush Ministries, which are more than 1.5 lakh in the country and all the Amrit Sarovars (around 50 thousand) will have Yoga demonstrations. This year we will witness ‘Har Aangan Yog’ is going to happen in true spirit, said the AYUSH Minister.

Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, cine actors were present 

Celebrities from the city like Padma Bhushan awardee & noted Badminton player & coach Pullela Gopichand; cine actors Srileela, Vishwak Sen, Krishan Chaitanya among other dignitaries were also witness to the electrifying atmosphere during Yoga Mahotsav here today. Dr Ishwar V Basavaraddi, Director, MDNIY conducted the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) as thousands performed Yoga in a spiritually uplifting atmosphere.

Governor of Telangana, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Union Minister of Culture, Tourism & DoNER Shri  G Kishan Reddy; the Union Minster of State for Ayush Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai actively participated in making this grand event a great success. 

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