The Prime Minister of India - Shri Narendra Modi had called upon one and all to participate in the ‘My Life, My Yoga’ video blogging contest jointly organized by the Ministry of AYUSH(MoA) and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), during the course of his monthly Mann Ki Baat address to the nation on 31st May 2020. The contest focuses on the transformative impact of Yoga on the lives of the individuals and came up as one of the activities related to the observation of the 6th International Day of Yoga (IDY) coming up on 21st June 2020. While the last date for submission of entries to the contest was slated to be 15th June 2020, there has been increasing demand for the contest in India and abroad along with calls from various countries to extend the last date for submissions, to allow the yoga fraternity more time to prepare the videos.
The MoA and the ICCR have therefore decided to extend the submission deadline to coincide with the International Day of Yoga which is the 21st of June.
The contest will run in two legs. The 1stleg consisting of country-wise video blogging contests, wherein the winners will be selectedat the country level. This will be followed by the global prize winners who will be selected from the winners from different countries. The contest is an attempt to explore the transformative impact of Yoga on individuals, which will be touched upon by each contestant in the video that he or she submits.
The entries can be submitted by the participants under 3 categories covering the youth (aged under 18), the adults (above 18 years) and the Yoga professionals, separately formales and females. For Indian contestants, prizes worth INR. 1 lakh, 50K and 25K for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank within each of the categories have been announced within the first leg. At the global level, US$2500, US$1500, US$1,000 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranking have been announced.
To enter into the contest, the participants are required to upload a 3 minutes duration video of 3 Yogic practices (kriya, asana, pranayama, bandha or mudra), including a short video message on how the Yogic practices have influenced their lives. The video may be uploaded on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the MyGov platform with the contest hashtag #MyLifeMyYogaINDIA and appropriate category hashtag. Detailed guidelines for participation can be found on the Yoga Portal of the Ministry of AYUSH(https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/yoga/).
The Ministry of AYUSH invites all to make use of the extended time and submit the videos without further delay. Click Here for the Press Conference by Ministry of AYUSH and Indian Council for Cultural Relations.