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Here you can find information about some of the important events being held in the run-up to IDY 2018.

1. NDMC camps for Yoga Day at New Delhi

In preparation of the 4th International Day of Yoga on 21st June, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has started organising camps on daily basis in many locations.

Yoga camps which started on 21st May, would continue till 20th June at Talkatora garden, Nehru Park, Lodhi Garden on daily basis from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Also, camps for children would be conducted on Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Children Park India Gate.

These Yoga camps are organised by NDMC in collaboration with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) and Vivekanand Yogeshram Hospital (VYAH) at Talkatora Garden, Patanjali Yoga Samiti (PYS) at Lodhi Garden and Art of Living at Nehru Park.

NDMC is also celebrating the International Day of Yoga as a mega event in New Delhi for the last three years. This year too New Delhi Municipal Council and Ministry of AYUSH are organising the fourth International Day of Yoga at Connaught Place in New Delhi on its six radial roads and inner circle road along with three major garden namely Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Garden where about 10,000 participants were expected to perform the Common Yoga Protocol of Yoga from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on 21st June’2018.

2. Curtain Raiser Event for International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2018

Curtain Raiser Event for International Day of Yoga (IDY) was held at B.R. Ambedkar stadium at ONGC, 7th June- 2018 with Hon'ble MoS Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Ayush Minister Dr Harak Singh Rawat, Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarath Niketan, legislators Harbans Kapoor and Ganesh Joshi, Acharya Balkrishan, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, DGP Anil Raturi, Union Ayush Secretary Shri Rajesh Kotecha, Uttarakhand Secretaries R.K. Sudhanshu and Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey and a large number of senior officers practiced yoga with Swami Ramdev.

The event was received with tremendous enthusiasm by the people of Dehradun. The city is now keen and eager to host the national event of IDY on 21st June 2018, in which the Prime Minister is scheduled to participate.

3. Yoga Ambassadors’ Tour, Kerala, June 2018

Yoga Ambassador Tour is a specialised familiarisation trip for yoga professionals from abroad to India, promoted by the Ministry of AYUSH with the support of Kerala Tourism and the Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India (ATTOI).

Applications have been invited from established & practising yoga professionals from around the world to have a first-hand experience of Kerala, the southern state of India, the country proud to be known as the birth place of Yoga. This 10 day educational tour of Kerala as part of Yoga Ambassador Tour will give an opportunity to the delegates to engage in various yoga based activities. The tour will be coming to an end on 21st June 2018 which is the International Day of Yoga, and the delegates would also be getting a chance to participate in a mass yoga drill to mark IDY 2018. You can find the details at this link:

4. International Yoga Fest (IYF) 2018, New Delhi, 21-23 March 2018

New Delhi is gearing up for the International Yoga Fest 2018, an important fixture in the country’s Yoga calendar. IYF was originally conceptualised as a curtain-raiser to the largest annual global yoga event namely the International Day of Yoga, but has over the last couple of years emerged as a flagship show in itself.

IYF 2018 will see a confluence of eminent yoga masters, experts, students and yoga enthusiasts and will showcase yoga’s uniqueness as the holistic approach that rewards its followers with health and wellness.

After successfully hosting the 1st and 2nd International Yoga Fests, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) has now scheduled the 3rd edition to be held on 21-23 March 2018 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.

The calendar of this three-day event includes activities such as workshops, discourses, demos and contests to ensure enough avenues for the active participation of all stakeholders. The aspirants can visit the following links to obtain details about IYF 2018:

The International Yoga Fest-2018 will comprise of the following important events.

5. Mumbai, 13th March 2018

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of AYUSH is partnering with some reputed institutions to organise an event on “Promoting Women’s Health Through Yoga” in Mumbai on 13th March, 2018. The partnering institutions include Kaivalyadhama, Indian Menopause Society (Mumbai Chapter), Navy Wives Welfare Association and the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board. The event marks the countdown of 100 days to IDY 2018. You can find the details at this link:


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