21 Jun 2024

PM Modi to Lead 10th International Day of Yoga 2024 Celebrations in Srinagar; celebrations span across globe with notable events like “Yoga for Space”

On the occasion of 10th International Day of Yoga 2024 (IDY) on 21st June 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the International Yoga Day Celebrations at SKICC in Srinagar. This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizes yoga’s vital role in fostering both individual well-being and societal harmony. 

Lieutenant Governor of the UT of J&K, Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayush and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav and many other dignitaries will also join the program led by the Prime Minister.

Event aims to bring together thousands of participants 

The event aims to bring together thousands of participants carrying message to promote global health and wellness through the practice of yoga. On the occasion, Prime Minister will address the gathering and participate in the Common Yoga Protocol session, highlighting Yoga’s significance in nurturing physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

PM Modi communicated with Gram Pradhans

To maximize the inclusiveness of Yoga benefits, PM Modi has also written a letter to all the Gram Pradhans stating that, “At the grassroots level, I urge you to make holistic health, a people-led movement by spreading more awareness about Yoga and millets.” As in earlier IDY editions, Prime Minister letter is sure to surge Yoga activities around IDY in Panchayats, Anganwadis and Community Health Centers among others.

PM has been a pivotal figure in Yoga promotion

Since the inception of IDY in 2015, Prime Minister has been a pivotal figure in its promotion, hosting celebrations at various iconic locations worldwide, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru, and the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Yoga for Space

This year's celebrations will span across the Nation, with notable event termed as “Yoga for Space”, wherein all the centers and units of  ISRO will have programs on the practice of CYP or common Yoga Protocol. ISRO autonomous bodies will also participate in the CYP practice on 21st June. Along with this active participation from the Gaganyaan project team is also scheduled for 21st June. Observance of IDY at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari is also in full swing.

Indian Missions abroad will join celebrations

Globally, Embassies and Indian Missions abroad will join the celebrations, reflecting yoga's widespread influence. This year IDY is witnessing events such as ‘Yoga for Space’, an initiative with support of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Over 7,000 people will gather with PM on the banks of Dal Lake

Over 7,000 people from various walks of life will gather with Prime Minister on the banks of Dal Lake, Srinagar to mark this special occasion.

Mass yoga events

In Delhi, the Ministry of Ayush has partnered with NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation), ASI (Archaeological Survey of India), and DDA (Delhi Development Authority) to organize mass yoga events. To engage the masses, the Ministry of Ayush has launched several contests and activities, including the "Yoga with Family" Video Contest in partnership with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on the MyGov and MyBharat platforms. This contest encourages families worldwide to showcase the joy of yoga and reinforce family bonds, with submissions due by June 30, 2024.

Participants in the #YogaWithFamily Video Contest have the chance to win exciting prizes while promoting yoga’s message of health and unity. Major hashtags for the event, among others include #InternationalDayofYoga2024, #YogaForSelfAndSociety, #YogaWithFamily, and #IDY2024. People around the world are encouraged to use these hashtags to join this global celebration of Yoga.

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