NEW DELHI: Sarbanand Sonowal, Union Minister of Ayush, launched Yoga Mahotsav 2022, an event commemorating the 100-day countdown to the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2022 in New Delhi.
This year’s International Day of Yoga 2022 campaign will focus on the topic “100 days, 100 cities, and 100 organisations” until June 21st, 2022.
On the 21st of June, 2022, it will demonstrate Yoga at 75 Heritage Heritage/Iconic cultural locations for the first time to commemorate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. Yoga events, demonstrations, workshops, and seminars will be held not only in India, but all around the world.
The Ministry will spread the word about the benefits of utilising the WHO mYoga App, Namastey App, and Y-break App. On the MyGov platform, many people-centric activities and programmes will be introduced, such as a photo contest, quiz, discussion, pledge, poll survey, jingle, and so on.
According to Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, IDY 2022 will be the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga organised by us. It is an opportunity for a global movement to promote health, happiness, and peace.
With covid-restrictions lifting up and decrease in active cases, Rishikesh, which is also considered as the Yoga capital of the world has started seeing an inflow of international and Indian yoga enthusiasts. “During pandemic people all across the globe realized and felt the physical and mental benefits of Yoga. We are getting more and more queries related to yoga training all across the globe. In February we had students coming in from Russia, France, US and Kuwait and in March we have a large number of students coming from Spain and different parts of India. Yoga can not only heal people, but it can also unify people,” said Yoga master Bipin Baloni of Rishikul Yogshala, Rishikesh, one of the leading yoga institutes in Rishikesh.
It is worth noting that the 100-day countdown will formally mark the start of the journey towards IDY-2022, which will be a journey towards freedom from disease, stress, and depression.
According to the Minister, as the WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is being established in India, it is incumbent upon India, which is endowed with deep wisdom of yoga and traditional health practises, to lead the world on the path of peace, well-being, better, and more affordable health.
He said, “Under the leadership of our Prime Minister, it has become a mass movement and has been acknowledged as the world’s largest public endeavour — more than 250 million individuals are following the common yoga routine devised by the Ministry of Ayush.”