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International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi's message from Srinagar; yoga day sets new records worldwide

Thousands of participants and dignitaries attended the 10th International Day of Yoga celebrations in Srinagar on Friday, which were headed by PM Modi. There are festivities both domestically and overseas.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- June 21st 2024 08:15 AM -- Updated: June 21st 2024 09:57 AM
International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi's message from Srinagar; yoga day sets new records worldwide

International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi's message from Srinagar; yoga day sets new records worldwide

International Yoga Day: During his two-day visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presides over the 10th International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, today. This is his first visit since taking office for the third time in a row. 

The celebration's theme for this year, "Yoga for Self and Society," highlights the benefits of yoga for both individual and collective wellness. The goal of the Srinagar event is to encourage grassroots involvement and spread awareness of yoga in rural areas.

At the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), which is situated in Srinagar on the shores of Dal Lake, Modi will take part in the Yoga Day celebration.

The prime minister has spearheaded events in a number of famous locations since the International Day of Yoga was established in 2014, including the UN headquarters in New York and the Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, and Mysuru.

International Day of Yoga

Every year on June 21, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) is commemorated to raise awareness of the enormous health and wellbeing benefits of yoga. The United Nations instituted this observance in 2014.

During his 2014 speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Modi put up the concept of a worldwide day devoted to yoga. The UNGA established a resolution designating June 21 as "International Yoga Day" in December 2014.

As per the United Nations, yoga is an age-old Indian discipline that encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. The Sanskrit word "yoga," which means "to join or unite," denotes the fusion of the physical and mental selves.

Also Read: Yoga's impact on mental health: Know the benefits

Celebrations of Yoga Day in 2024

- State minister Harsh Sanghavi declared on Thursday that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in a yoga event in Ahmedabad on June 21 (Friday) to commemorate International Day of Yoga.

- One day before the International Day of Yoga, Mohan Yadav, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, is shown in a video that his staff published on Thursday, which features him doing difficult yoga poses. On June 21 (Friday), the chief minister is scheduled to take part in the state-level event celebrating the 10th International Day of Yoga at Lal Parade Ground.

- On Friday, the Ministry of Culture will celebrate International Day of Yoga at Delhi's historic Purana Quila location. A top source has said that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister of Culture and Tourism, will spearhead a celebration at Qutab Minar's Sun Dial Lawns.

- The 10th International Yoga Day celebrations on Friday will feature participation from Supreme Court judges including Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachudand.

- As part of the celebrations for International Yoga Day, more than three hundred people in Israel executed yoga poses at the Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv.

- Hundreds of yoga aficionados came together to commemorate International Yoga Day, and Sripriya Ranganathan, India's deputy ambassador to the US, gave a speech.

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- With inputs from agencies

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