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International Yoga Day 2024: Date, theme, importance; here's all you need to know

The world will celebrate the 10th International Yoda Day on Friday, June 21, 2024. The day's goal is to raise awareness about yoga's numerous benefits, which range from physical to mental to spiritual.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 20th 2024 11:44 AM
International Yoga Day 2024: Date, theme, importance; here's all you need to know

International Yoga Day 2024: Date, theme, importance; here's all you need to know

International Yoga Day 2024: The world will celebrate the 10th International Yoda Day on Friday, June 21, 2024. The day's goal is to raise awareness about yoga's numerous benefits, which range from physical to mental to spiritual. 

The term "Yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit root "yuj," which means "to join," "to yoke," or "to unite." Yoga represents the union of mind and body, thoughts and actions, discipline and fulfilment, and harmony between humans and nature. 


International Yoga Day 2024 | Theme

Every year, International Yoga Day selects a specific theme to focus the celebrations and activities on a specific aspect of yoga. The theme of 2024 is "Yoga for Self and Society." 

The theme for 2024 emphasises the interconnectedness of individual and collective health, as well as how yoga improves both personal and social well-being.  

International Day of Yoga 2024 | History 

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations established the International Day of Yoga in response to a proposal made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. 

The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21, 2015. The date of the day was chosen to coincide with the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and represents light and health. 

International Yoga Day 2024 | Celebrations 

On June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mark the International Day of Yoga on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The event, which is set to take place at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the picturesque Boulevard road, is expected to draw between 3,000 and 4,000 people. 

The event is expected to attract students, police officers, sports celebrities, yoga enthusiasts, and party workers.

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