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International Yoga Day Theme 2020

International Yoga Day


The proposal to start Yoga Day was introduced by PM Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly in 2014.


International Yoga Day theme 2020


International Yoga Day Theme


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation Sunday on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Every year, June 21 is recognised as International Yoga Day. However, this year, due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme set by the United Nations is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. The World Health Organization (WHO) mentions yoga as a means to improve health in its Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030: More active people for a healthier world.

The proposal to observe Yoga Day was introduced by PM Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th Session of the General Assembly back in 2014. “Yoga is a useful gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach that's valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga isn't almost exercise; it's how to get the sense of oneness with yourself, the planet and nature,” he had said.

The first Yoga Day celebration was held at Rajpath in New Delhi , where PM Modi and other dignitaries performed around 21 yoga asanas and created two Guinness World Records. The first record was for being the world’s largest yoga class with 35,985 people and therefore the other was for having the utmost number of participating nationalities, which is 84.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said Yoga goes “beyond the excellence aged , colour, caste, creed, creed, cult, rich-poor, province, frontier” and belongs to everyone. He led a Yoga session in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, which was attended by approximately 30,000 people.

His Cabinet ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh were seen participating at Rohtak and New Delhi, respectively. In Delhi, a number of events are planned to mark the day on summer solstice . At a park opposite the BJP headquarters within the capital , working president JP Nadda performed yoga along side other party leaders. Besides, newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla participated in an event held on the premises of the Parliament House complex.

The Delhi BJP hosted around 300 yoga sessions across the capital , during which about 10 lakh people participated, party chief Manoj Tiwari had told press agency PTI. "Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers will participate in 40 big events on International Yoga Day," he added.

Tiwari performed yoga, along with BJP national general secretary Arun Singh and Union minister Purushottam Rupala, at Ghonda in his constituency.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) hosted an occasion at Qudsia Bagh, near Kashmiri Gate, ISBT, while the south corporation held an occasion at Talkatora Stadium.

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