On the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a large yoga demonstration in Mysuru on June 21.
After a two-year interruption owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Day of Yoga is back in physical form.
According to Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ will be observed at 75 landmark locations across the country and will focus on branding India on a worldwide scale.
In the run-up to the Day, a number of massive activities are being planned, including a 25-day countdown in Hyderabad on May 27, where about 10,000 Yoga devotees will engage in a Yoga demonstration.
Shivdol (50-day countdown on May 2) and the Red Fort hosted previous mega countdown events (75-day countdown on April 7).
Apart from the main event in Mysuru, the Guardian Ring — a relay Yoga streaming event — will capture and weave together digital feeds of International Day of Yoga programs organized by Indian Missions around the world on June 21.
Around 70 countries are expected to take part in the International Day of Yoga
According to Sonowal, the proposed plan is to start broadcasting of International Day of Yoga from Japan, the home of the rising sun, at 6 a.m. local time and end in New Zealand. Around 70 countries are expected to take part in the relay.
The International Day of Yoga will be attended by Union ministers, cinema and sports personalities, as well as Yoga specialists and lovers.