21 June of every is marked as “International Yoga Day” by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. It’s 172nd day of a normal year and 173rd day of a leap year.This day is longest day of the year In the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice . . The Ministry of AYUSH made the necessary arrangements in India. 35,985 people, including Narendra Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 asanas (yoga postures) for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi.
History Of Yoga:
Yoga is a Sanskrit word derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj” which means to connect, join or balance. Patanjali is known as the father of modern Yoga.
What is Yoga ?
Yoga is not a physical exercise it is an exercise of mind and piece.It is a type of exercise that is performed through diet, breathing and physical posture for the relaxation of body and mind.
The first International Yoga day
The first International Yoga day was celebrated on June 21st 2015 in different parts of the world. On the celebration of the first International Yoga day in Indian capital city of New Delhi, where a record number of 35985 people from 84 different nations practiced yoga on Rajpath for 35 minutes. It was a world record in itself. This International Day of Yoga event created a Guinness world Record.
International Yoga Days
|S.No||International Day Of Yoga||Day||Theme|
|1||21 June 2015||Sunday||synergy|
|2||21 June 2016||Tuesday||Connect the Youth|
|3||21 June 2017||Wednesday|
|4||21 June 2018||Thursday||Yoga for peace|
|5||21 June 2019||Friday||Climate Action|
The Centre has shortlisted five cities — Delhi, Shimla, Mysore, Ahmedabad and Ranchi — for holding the national programme of the International Yoga Day this year.
It will be the government’s first mega public event after Narendra Modi became prime minister for a second term.
A2D Foundation Organize an event on this day as the name of “Yogfest” . In this event –
- Quiz Competition
- Wall Painting Competition
- Cultural Program
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