On the curtain raiser event for 7th International Day of Yoga (11 June 2021) Ayush Ministry launched a mobile application called “Namaste Yoga”. This app in devoted to Yoga.

  • The Event was organised by Ayush Ministry in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.
  • During the Event, Ayush Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju highlighted about 10-day series on Doordarshan on International Day of Yoga 2021 and central message of this series as “Be with Yoga Be at Home”.
  • The Namaste Yoga app is designed as an information platform for public. It was launched with the aim of raising awareness about yoga and make it accessible for larger community.

International Day of Yoga

The day is observed on 21st June every year. In the year 2021, IDY will be celebrated under theme- “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family”. In 2020, theme for the day was ‘Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home’.

Backdrop

India had proposed for idea of International Day of Yoga during the opening of 69th session of the UN General Assembly in 2014. United Nations passed resolution in December 2014 and proclaimed 21st June as International Day of Yoga. First Yoga Day was celebrated in the year 2015 at Rajpath, New Delhi. It created Guinness World Records for being world’s largest yoga session with 35,985 people. It was participated by 84 nationalities.

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