International Yoga Day 2021 LIVE updates: Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that helps in maintaining physical and mental well-being, and over the years, it has found popularity in other countries as well. In 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed marking a day as the International Day of Yoga in his address at the UN General Assembly, and the proposal was endorsed by 175 member states, post which the United Nations recognised June 21 as the day to celebrate Yoga. Over the past one and a half year, Yoga has gained more importance due to the coronavirus pandemic, and accordingly the theme for International Yoga Day 2021 has been decided by the UN to be “Yoga for well-being”.
The celebration for the International Day of Yoga in India will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the lead programme will be held by the Union Ministry of AYUSH and it would start at 6:30 am. PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the event, following which a live demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol would be broadcast on Doordarshan. Users would be able to practice Yoga alongside the demonstration, and the exercises for the same have been listed on the government website for Yoga.
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