Following are some flagship initiatives were taken up by the Ministry of Ayush (MoA), to maximize participation in the 9th International Day of Yoga (IDY- 2023)
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the Ministry of Ayush is organising a campaign of 100 days, 100 cities, and 100 organizations from 13th March 2023 to 21st June 2023 across the globe regarding the celebration of 9th IDY-2023. The campaign aimed to promote and disseminate knowledge and practice of Yoga among the people, at the national level, for the improvement of their health and well-being.
IDY-2023 will witness an innovative program ‘Ocean Ring of Yoga' on June 21st when with the help of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Yoga demonstrations at many ports, on many ships will take place and many friendly countries will also join hands in this exercise.
Aligned with the theme of 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam' for this year, the Ocean Ring of Yoga program aims to showcase the transformative power of yoga in fostering global unity and harmonious coexistence.
Yoga demonstrations will be conducted across a vast geographical range, spanning from the Arctic to Antarctica. Countries located along or in close proximity to the Prime Meridian will actively participate in these demonstrations. Furthermore, the flight decks of INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya will serve as impressive platforms for showcasing yoga demonstrations in perfect harmony.
Yoga sessions will also take place in the pristine regions of the North and South Poles. Yoga sessions will also be held at the Indian Research Base in Svalbard, Arctic as well as Bharati — the third Indian Research Base in Antarctica. These unique and remote locations will serve as serene settings for engaging in yoga practices, further exemplifying the universal reach and adaptability of this ancient discipline.
As part of this initiative, the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard, and Border Road Organisation will organize yoga demonstrations at the borders, coasts, and islands, collectively forming a Yog Bharatmala. This concerted effort aims to showcase the unifying power of yoga in diverse geographical locations and foster a sense of well-being and harmony among the personnel and communities stationed in these strategic areas.
Yog Bharatmala seeks to promote the practice of yoga as an integral aspect of the nation's cultural fabric and enhance the overall physical and mental well-being of those serving in these crucial roles.
At the grassroots level, the participation of Panchayats, Anganwadis, Asha/ANM workers, and local communities will be integral to the Yoga demonstrations. These essential pillars of community outreach will actively engage in showcasing yoga at various levels. Furthermore, the Health and Wellness Centers established by both the Health and Ayush Ministries, which are abundant across the country with a count exceeding 150,000, as well as the numerous Amrit Sarovars (approximately 50,000) will host Yoga demonstrations. This year, we can anticipate the immersive experience of 'Har Aangan Yog,' which will embody the true essence and spirit of this holistic practice
Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution towards the promotion and development of Yoga. Visit the site on GoI’s MyGov platform (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards-2023/).
MoA is organising a quiz contest on MyGov for public participation (https://quiz.mygov.in/quiz/international-day-of-yoga-2023-quiz/). Questions were based on publicly available information on past IDY celebrations and Yoga.
Last Updated: 22-11-2023
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