Uttarakhand: Every year the theme of Yoga Day is kept in a different way. This year, on 21st June 2021, the theme of Yoga Day has been kept as ‘Yoga for Wellbeing’ i.e. ‘Yoga for Health’. Understanding Yoga and its importance, June 21 is celebrated as International Yoga Day. The initiative to celebrate this day was taken by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, since then International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21 June. This time on 21st June, World 7th Yoga Day is being celebrated. June 21 is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. From this point of view, doing yoga for long life is also very important.
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International Yoga Day begins
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi took the initiative to celebrate this day in the United Nations General Assembly on 27 September 2014, after which 21 June was declared as “International Yoga Day 2021”. A proposal to celebrate International Yoga Day was proposed by 177 members at the United Nations on 21 June, which was passed by an absolute majority within 90 days, the shortest time for a day resolution in the United Nations.
Giving information about making a world record in yoga and founder of ICY Rishikesh, Yogi Vikas said that the theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is ‘Yoga for Well Being’. Nowadays our health is most in danger due to Corona. Therefore, this year also, awareness is being spread to strengthen health by practicing yoga by staying at home.
Why is World Yoga Day celebrated on 21st June?
Yogi Vikas told that there were some reasons behind selecting June 21 as World Yoga Day. June 21st is the longest day of the whole year. This means that the time from sunrise to sunset is the maximum on this day. This reflects the long health that comes from the practice of yoga. It is on this day that the Sun brings its position in Dakshinayana, which is considered most useful for yoga and spirituality. For these reasons, June 21 was chosen as the International Day of Yoga.
There is a big competition on this Yoga Day: Yogi Vikas
Jingle Competition by Ayush Ministry Organized On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2021, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India has organized a jingle competition. Whose prize money has been kept in cash of 25 thousand. The last date to participate in this competition is 21st June. To participate, you have to write and compose a 25-30 second song promoting World Yoga Day in one of the official Indian languages defined in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India and then share it on SoundCloud, Google Drive. Or upload it on YouTube and upload it on MyGov portal. You can visit MyGov website for more details.