Back in 2014, PM Modi introduced the proposal to observe Yoga Day in his address during the opening of the 69th Session of the General Assembly and hence, Today world witnesses Yoga Day. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach that is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature,” he said.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation.The Ministry of AYUSH in association with Prasar Bharati has made arrangements for telecasting a trainer-led Yoga session on DD National at 7: 00 am in the morning. Many took the event virtual and connected with others to perform yoga and pranayama in online sessions. At Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performed yoga. CM Delhi Arvind Kejriwal did at his residence. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in Ladakh were seen performing yoga at an altitude of 18,000 feet, in sub-zero temperatures today.
Due to Coronavirus, the need of social distancing has been adopted by most countries so, the people will do at their respective homes. The theme set by the United Nations is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. To improve health in its Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030, WHO mentions yoga as a means to improve health.
In 2014, Rajpath in New Delhi was the place where the first Yoga Day celebration was held. With dignitaries performed around 21 yoga asanas and two Guinness World Records were created. The first record was for being the world’s largest yoga class with 35,985 people and the second one was for having the maximum number of participating nationalities, which is 84.