Following are some flagship initiatives were taken up by the Ministry of Ayush (MoA), to maximize participation in the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY- 2022)

1. 100 Days, 100 Cities, and 100 Organization

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the Ministry of Ayush organized a campaign of 100 days, 100 cities, and 100 organizations from 13th March 2022 to 21st June 2022 across the globe regarding the celebration of 8th IDY-2022. 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.

2. Guardian Ring

IDY-2022 witnessed an innovative program 'Guardian Ring' that weaved together the digital feed of IDY programmes organized by the Indian Mission abroad. Participants from different countries around the world, starting with Japan in the east, marched along the movement of the sun towards the west of the globe. "The Guardian Ring" underlines the "One Sun, One Earth" concept that showcased the "Integrating power of Yoga.”

In line with this year's theme of 'Yoga for Humanity', the program showcased people of different nationalities coming together to celebrate Yoga at the crack of the dawn. Several countries and UN organizations, as well as Indian missions abroad, took part in the collaborative exercise to portray the unifying power of Yoga to transcend national borders.

3. Yoga at 75 Heritage Sites

As the 8th International Day of Yoga coincides with the 75th year of India's independence, Yoga, being an integral part of ancient Indian culture and heritage, is an essential part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Government of India observed the 8th IDY by organizing mass Yoga demonstrations based on the Common Yoga Protocol at 75 iconic places across the country under the leadership of 75 respective Hon’ble Union Ministers.

4. Prime Minister’s Yoga Awards (PMYA)

Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution towards the promotion and development of Yoga. Visit the site on GoI’s MyGov platform (

5. Startup Yoga Challenge

MoA hosted a global Startup Yoga Challenge, in partnership with Startup India and Invest India, which envisaged inviting startups and individuals who have developed products (devices or software applications or both)

To boost Yoga startups across the country, the Startup Yoga Challenge contest was envisaged to invite startups and individuals who have developed products, devices, software applications, or both related to yoga and track the treatment delivery and outcome trajectory over time that will provide valuable health-related information about these interventions.

6. IDY Quiz Contest

MoA organized a quiz contest on MyGov for public participation ( Questions were based on publicly available information on past IDY celebrations and Yoga.

Last Updated: 30-01-2023


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