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International Yoga Day being celebrated across the Globe today

 NEW DELHI:The 7th International Day of Yoga is being observed across the globe today. The main theme for this year is - Yoga for Wellness, which is aligned to the current pre-occupations.

International Yoga Day is being observed in about 190 countries across the globe. The culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel said, his ministry  celebrated Yoga Day this year under the 'Yoga is an Indian Heritage' campaign. He said his Ministry has identified 75 cultural and historical places in the country where Yoga Day will be celebrated by following Covid protocol.

The Culture Minister also said that Yoga is very beneficial during the pandemic as it helps people recover from post covid complications.

 

 

 The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) in their resolution adopted on 11th December 2014. Since 2015, the IDY has evolved into a mass movement for health, around the world. The observance of Yoga Day is timely as health is foremost in the thoughts of one and all today, following the Covid- 19 pandemic.

President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the people on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. In his message, the President said the vision of  India's ancient seers of bringing mind-body together to achieve holistic health and happiness has benefited millions over millennia. He termed Yoga as one of India’s great gifts to the world saying it can be especially helpful during Covid-19.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu performed yoga in Delhi with his wife  to mark the International Day Of Yoga. In his message,  Mr Naidu appealed to people to make Yoga a part of daily life.

Indian Yoga Federation President Brij Bhushan Purohit has stressed the need for practicing any form of Yoga to maintain one’s health. Speaking to our Correspondent, Mr Purohit said Yoga helps maintain health in the present-day lifestyle and also helps defeat diseases like Covid-19.

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