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Yoga Day to be celebrated on digital media platforms this year

New Delhi: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this 12 months’s Worldwide Yoga Day could be celebrated on digital media platforms and there could be no mass gatherings, the federal government stated on Friday.

This 12 months’s theme shall be ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’. Folks will be capable of be a part of Yoga Day celebrations nearly at 7 am on June 21.

Indian Missions overseas are attempting to achieve out to the folks by digital media as properly by the community of establishments which help yoga, officers stated.

The AYUSH ministry had earlier deliberate to carry a grand occasion at Leh which, nonetheless, needed to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Apart from, by the ‘My Life My Yoga’ video running a blog competitors which was launched by the prime minister on Might 31, the Ministry of AYUSH and ICCR seeks to lift consciousness about yoga and to encourage folks to organize for and develop into lively members within the statement of IDY 2020.

The competition will run in two legs— the primary one consisting of a global video running a blog contest, whereby the winners shall be picked inside a rustic. This shall be adopted by international prize winners who shall be chosen from completely different international locations.

To enter into the competition members are required to add a three-minute video of three yogic practices (kriya, asana, pranayama, bandha or mudra), together with a brief video message/description on how the stated yogic practices influenced their life.

They’ll do it in any language, Ayush Secretary, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, stated.

Entries will be submitted by members beneath three classes– youth (female and male aged beneath 18), adults (female and male above 18 years) and yoga professionals, Kotecha stated.

This makes it a complete of six classes in all. For India contestants, prizes value Rs 1 lakh, 50Okay and 25Okay shall be given for 1st, 2nd and third positions inside every of the classes.

Overseas Indian Missions will give away prizes in every nation. On the international stage, money prizes value USD 2,500, USD 1,500 and USD 1,000 together with trophy and certificates shall be given to these rating first, second and third.

The video running a blog competitors will present us an enormous quantity of testimonial which can assist us in spreading the phrase about yoga and its general advantages not simply health-wise but additionally in the direction of the strategy to human life as properly, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddh, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, stated.

“It will also bring to the fore the multiple facets of yoga. Yoga is not just a physical activity, it also has to do with physical and emotional health and people will share the benefits they have experienced,” he stated.

The movies could also be uploaded on Fb, Twitter or Instagram with the competition hashtag #MyLifeMyYogaINDIA and acceptable class hashtag.

Kotecha additional knowledgeable that over 2 Lakh folks to date have downloaded the ‘Sanjivani’ cellular software which was launched on Might 7 to generate information on acceptance and utilization of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the many inhabitants and its affect in prevention of COVID-19.

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