SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR IDY 2021

Yoga is an invaluable ancient Indian practice with numerous benefits to both physical and mental health. Given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath including restrictions on the movement of people and a slowdown in economic activity, the benefits offered by Yoga have become especially important for physical and mental wellbeing. Of particular importance are its proven benefits on general health and immunity, along with its globally accepted role as a stress buster. Citizens can also be actively involved in IDY through the following suggested activities:

  • Joining thousands of others on IDY by doing the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) performance on 21st June 2021 at 07:00 am. You may join the activity from the safety of your home, considering the risks of the pandemic. You have the option of using the national television (which will be telecasting CYP at 07:00 am) or any other appropriate CYP video for guidance.
  • If you are a newcomer to Yoga, this will be a more exciting venture. However, you would require some advance training in CYP ahead of IDY, i.e., well before 21st June. You may learn CYP from a qualified trainer (in a COVID-19 compliant manner), or you can use digital resources. CYP training videos are available on MoA’s Yoga Portal (https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/yoga/) and on MDNIY’s website (http://www.yogamdniy.nic.in/). They are also available on social media handles and platforms of the Ministry and MDNIY as free resources. These will also be played on TV and radio channels in the coming days, in the run up to IDY.
  • You can also refer to YouTube videos on Common Yoga protocol available in various languages(https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/common-yoga-protocol).
  • Participating in the photo contest which will be hosted on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) will ensure that you are part of the buzz around IDY. The schedule of the contest will be announced shortly.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

Yoga Organizations and NGOs, with their commitment and passion, can play an important role in making IDY an effective national movement for health and wellness. Here are some suggested activities to reach out to the people and induct them into the blissful world of Yoga:

  • Issuing internal guidelines within the Organization/offices giving the background of the observation of the 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021). This may be displayed prominently on their websites.
  • Using your social media platforms to spread for latest updates and information about IDY. The required inputs can be easily accessed from the social media platforms of the MoA and this can be shared on or adapted to your official social media platforms, as deemed fit. The Ministry would be happy to share creatives and other inputs in this regard, for which your point of contact would be Shri Vikram Singh, Director, Yoga and Naturopathy Cell, Ministry of Ayush (email: vikramsingh-cea@gov.in).
  • Displaying IDY logo on your website and uploading guidelines for IDY observance on your website.
  • Familiarizing the employee/staff with Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Organising 15-day online training programmes (one hour per day) on CYP and ensuring maximum participation in the same, in a COVID-19 compliant manner.
  • Circulating related materials to all employees and partners, so that they can be further shared externally to raise awareness.
  • Organizing Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, starting at least 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Distributing Yoga attire, Yoga mats, and other Yoga related goodies duly having the logo of IDY 2021, to their staff, and encouraging everyone to practice and adopt Yoga.
  • Publishing Yoga and IDY-specific articles in Organizations/NGO’s official e-newsletter, bulletin, magazine etc.
  • Encouraging employee and staff to participate in IDY competitions organized by MoA on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) such as photo contest, PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/) etc.
  • Organising Yoga / CYP workshops involving Yoga experts.
  • Some online competitions on Yoga-theme may also be organized to create interest among the volunteers/employees/public, especially among the younger generation like quiz, essays etc.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

IDY presents an occasion for all Professionals in the field of Yoga to come forward and spread the message about the rewards of regular practice of Yoga among the general public. Every individual stands to gain from the regular practice of Yoga through long term benefits in health, happiness and wellbeing. Yoga Professionals can play an important role in making IDY an effective national movement for health and wellness. Here are some suggested activities to reach out to the people and induct them into the blissful world of Yoga:

  • Yoga Professionals may take the lead in organizing CYP training programmes for the general public. In view of the pandemic -related risks, they may use online and social media platforms. In case face-to-face training sessions are organised, compliance to standard COVID-19 guidelines may be ensured. The programmes may be initiated as early as possible, so that the public can learn CYP well in advance and be ready by 21st June.
  • Efforts may be taken to organize other Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, to motivate people to participate in IDY. These may be scheduled to commence at least 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Innovative efforts may be made to familiarize the general public with Common Yoga Protocol.
  • Organizing of online training programs of 15-day duration (one hour per day) on CYP and motivating friends and acquaintances for maximum participation in the same is recommended.
  • Yoga Professionals may disseminate information about the free IDY resources, IDY-activities and Common Yoga Protocol through their social media accounts tagging the Ministry.
  • Yoga Professionals can participate in the engaging activities like the photo contest, and send nominations for PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/), being organized by MoA on the MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/).
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

IDY presents an occasion for all the Central Ministries and their Departments, as well as State and UT Administrations to come forward and spread the message about gains from the regular practice of Yoga like long term benefits in health, happiness and well-being. The Central Ministries/Departments and State/UT Administrations can reach out to individuals and institutions in their respective domains with the following IDY related activities:

  • Issuing internal guidelines within the Organization/offices giving the background of the observation of International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021).
  • Using your social media platforms to spread for latest updates and information about IDY. The required inputs can be easily accessed from the social media platforms of the MoA and this can be shared on or adapted to your official social media platforms, as deemed fit. The Ministry would be happy to share creatives and other inputs in this regard, for which your point of contact would be Shri Vikram Singh, Director, Yoga and Naturopathy Cell, Ministry of Ayush (email: vikramsingh-cea@gov.in, phone: 011-24656863).
  • Displaying IDY logo on your website and uploading guidelines for IDY observanceon your website.
  • Familiarizing the employees/staff with Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Information about the quality digital training resources and daily virtual training sessions being offered by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga may please widely publicized among the public and the government employees.
  • Circulating related materials to all Departments, employees and partners, so that they can be further shared externally to raise awareness. Employees may be encouraged to include their families in the IDY activities.
  • Organizing Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, starting at least 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Distributing Yoga attire, Yoga mats, and other Yoga related goodies duly having the logo of IDY 2021, to their staff, and encouraging everyone to practice and adopt Yoga.
  • Publishing Yoga and IDY-specific articles in your official e-newsletter, bulletin, magazine etc.
  • Encouraging employee and staff to participate in IDY competitions organized by MoA on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) such as photo contest, PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/) etc.
  • Organising CYP workshops in association with NGOs involving Yoga experts, subject to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Central Ministries may plan long term activities related to Yoga, so that the impact of IDY-related mobilization goes on well beyond 21stJune 2021.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

IDY presents an occasion for all the private Companies and PSUs to come forward and spread the message about the rewards of regular practice of Yoga among their employees and public. Here are some suggested activities to reach out to all the employees/staff and induct them into the blissful world of Yoga:

  • Issuing internal guidelines within the Organization/offices giving the background of the observation of International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021). This may be displayed prominently on their websites.
  • Using your social media platforms to spread for latest updates and information about IDY. The required inputs can be easily accessed from the social media platforms of the MoA and this can be shared on or adapted to your official social media platforms, as deemed fit. The Ministry would be happy to share creatives and other inputs in this regard, for which your point of contact would be Shri Vikram Singh, Director, Yoga and Naturopathy Cell, Ministry of Ayush (email: vikramsingh-cea@gov.in).
  • Displaying IDY logo on your website and uploading guidelines for IDY observance on your website.
  • Familiarizing the employee/staff with Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Organising 15-day online training programmes (one hour per day) on CYP and ensuring maximum participation in the same.
  • Circulating related materials to all Departments, employees and partners, so that they can be further shared externally to raise awareness.
  • Organizing Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, starting 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Distributing Yoga attire, Yoga mats, and other Yoga related goodies duly having the logo of IDY 2021, to their staff, and encouraging everyone to practice and adopt Yoga.
  • Publishing Yoga and IDY-specific articles in Private Companies and PSUsofficial e-newsletter, bulletin, magazine etc.
  • Encouraging employee and staff to participate in IDY competitions organized by MoA on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) such as photo contest, PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/) etc.
  • Some online competitions on Yoga-theme may also be organized to create interest among the volunteers/employees/public, especially among the younger generation like quiz, essays etc.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

IDY presents an occasion for all the Universities & their affiliated Colleges along with all the Schools to come forward and spread the message about the rewards of regular practice of Yoga among their students/employees/staff. Here are some suggested activities to reach out to all the students/employees/staff and induct them into the blissful world of Yoga:

  • Issuing internal guidelines within the Organization/offices giving the background of the observation of International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021). This may be displayed prominently on their websites.
  • Using your social media platforms to spread for latest updates and information about IDY. The required inputs can be easily accessed from the social media platforms of the MoA and this can be shared on or adapted to your official social media platforms, as deemed fit. The Ministry would be happy to share creatives and other inputs in this regard, for which your point of contact would be Shri Vikram Singh, Director, Yoga and Naturopathy Cell, Ministry of Ayush (email: vikramsingh-cea@gov.in).
  • Displaying IDY logo on your website and uploading guidelines for IDY observance on your website.
  • Familiarizing the employee/staff with Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Organising 15-day online training programmes (one hour per day) on CYP and ensuring maximum participation in the same.
  • Circulating related materialsto all Departments, employees and partners, so that they can be further shared externally to raise awareness.
  • Organizing Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, starting 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Distributing Yoga attire, Yoga mats, and other Yoga related goodies duly having the logo of IDY 2021, to their staff, and encouraging everyone to practice and adopt Yoga.
  • Publishing Yoga and IDY-specific articles in Schools/Colleges/Universities official e-newsletter, bulletin, magazine etc.
  • Encouraging employee and staff to participate in IDY competitions organized by MoA on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) such as photo contest, PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/) etc.
  • Organising CYP workshops in association with NGOs involving Yoga experts, in a COVID-19 compliant manner.
  • Some online competitions on Yoga-theme may also be organized to create interest among the students/teachers/employees, especially among the younger generation like quiz, essays etc.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.

IDY presents on occasion for the Gram Panchayats, Municipal Corporations, Housing Societies, and other Civil Society Bodies to come forward and spread the message about the rewards of regular practice of Yoga among the citizens/residents. Here are some suggested activities to reach out to the citizens/residents and induct them into the blissful world of Yoga:

  • Familiarizing the citizens/residents with CYP. Organizing 15-day online training programmes (one hour per day) on CYP and ensuring maximum participation in the same.
  • Circulating related materials to all the citizens/residents (through WhatsApp groups), so that they can be further shared externally to raise awareness.
  • Organizing Yoga-related activities such as online lectures, workshops etc. by Yoga experts, starting 3 weeks ahead of IDY 2021.
  • Encouraging citizens/residents to participate in IDY competitions organized by MoA on MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/) such as photo contest, PM Yoga awards (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards/) etc.
  • Organising CYP workshops in association with NGOs involving Yoga experts, in a COVID-19 compliant manner.
  • Depending on the local circumstances, people may be encouraged to participate in IDY 2021 from their homes or in small gatherings, contingent on the COVID-19 related Government guidelines on the management of the pandemic – especially physical distancing norms and the use of basic protective measures such as masks and sanitizers etc.