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Government of India
09-June-2015 16:59 IST
Grand Celebrations on International Day of Yoga

The Ministry of AYUSH is all set for the grand celebrations of the first ever International Day of Yoga to be celebrated world-wide on 21st June 2015. An hour-long programme will be held at Rajpath on the D- Day starting at 6.40 AM and will be attended by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi along with Cabinet Ministers, Minister of States, MPs and also Diplomats/ foreign nationals. In all, over 35000 people are expected to take part including students, NCC Cadets, CRPF & Yoga Institutions.

This was announced by the Hon’ble Minister of State(I/C), Ministry of AYUSH Shri Shripad Naik during the joint press conference on International Day of Yoga here today.

Department of Post is bringing out Stamp on the International Day of Yoga and M/o Finance is bringing out coins of the denomination of Rs. 10 and Rs. 100. Both the stamp and coin will be released on 21st June 2015 i.e the International Day of Yoga, announced Smt. Sushma Swaraj Hon’ble Union Minister of External Affairs during the joint press conference on International Day of Yoga here today.

The Minister said that out of the total of 177 countries which have given co-sponsorship, 47 countries are from Organisation of Islamic Countries. They have co-sponsored the event and expressed their desire to participate in the yoga sessions being organised in the Indian Missions.

AYUSH Ministry has written to States to celebrate International Day of Yoga in a big way. All States have been requested to organize similar events at State / District /Panchayat Hqrs by performing asanas from 7 AM to 7.35 AM.

Over 11 lakh NCC Cadets will perform according to Common Yoga Protocol and about 9 Lakh members of Armed Police Forces will perform in their respective field units.

One NGO for each of the 651 Districts have been invited for Yoga Training for one month so that they could be ready for the demonstration and Seminar on 21.06.2015.

There would be live telecast and webcast of the event at the Rajpath. Given the expected large participation at one place, the Ministry has applied to Guinness World Records for “Largest Yoga Demonstration/ Class at single venue”.

A 20 second video animation spot on the logo has been prepared which is being telecast over Doordarshan and other Private C&S channels across the country. A booklet on Yoga Protocol and a 33 minute DVD of Aasanas which will be performed at the Rajpath of the D-Day has also been prepared by the Ministry of AYUSH.

Later, the Minister of State(I/C), Ministry of AYUSH Shri Shripad Naik urged the common man to start practicising Yoga and contribute in the celebrations of International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2015 and support the mission of our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi.