International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health and wellbeing of people. It is celebrated on the day since 2015 after its inception in UNGA in 2014. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of 21st June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
Events on International Yoga Day 2022 across India
As part of the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY), Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lead the Yoga Day observance from Mysuru Palace, Mysuru, Karnataka. PM’s address will be live streamed on DD National and DD Channels from 6:40 to 7:00 am. A Digital Yoga Exhibition at Mysuru will showcase highlights and achievements of previous editions of International Day of Yoga. In addition to strength of Yoga, best practices, research highlights, and Common Yoga Protocol, there will be other stuff.
As the country celebrates 75 years of independence, 75 iconic sites have been chosen for observation of IDY. One of them is the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. On 21st June 2022, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, will lead yoga celebrations from Kevadia, Gujarat.
Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste will be leading the celebrations of 8th International Day of Yoga at the Golden Pagoda (Namsai) in Arunachal Pradesh while the Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti will be leading the celebrations of 8th International Day of Yoga at the Residency in Lucknow.
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Giriraj Singh will be leading the celebrations of 8th International Day of Yoga on 21st of June 2022 at Har Ki Pauri, situated in the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.