The government said on Friday that in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic this year, International Yoga Day will be celebrated through social media forums and there will be no event with mass presence. The theme of this year’s Yoga Day is ‘Yoga at home and yoga with family’. People will be able to join Yoga Day on 21 June from seven in the morning via social media.
Officials said that the Indian Embassy and High Commission abroad are also reaching out to people through digital media and yoga supporting organizations. The Ministry of AYUSH had earlier planned a big event on Yoga Day in Leh, but had to cancel it due to Corona epidemic.
In addition to the ‘Mera Jeevan, Mera Yoga Video Blogging Competition’ launched by the Prime Minister on 31 May, the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) encouraged people to become aware of Yoga and to become active participants in Yoga Day. Have tried to do.
This competition will be on two levels. The first international video blogging competition will select winners from within the country. On the other hand, global winners will be selected from different countries. To join this competition, anyone can upload a video of three minutes of yoga. Along with this, a video has to be made with the message that yoga has affected his life.
Ayush Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha says that the contestant can make a video of yoga action in any language. This competition is divided into six categories. In India, the first, second, and third place winners of each category will be given prizes of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50 thousand, and Rs 25 thousand respectively.
Global level winners will be awarded $ 2500, $ 1500, and $ 1000. Along with this, trophies and certificates will also be given. ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe says that this video blogging competition will reveal many aspects of yoga. Yoga is not just a physical activity, but it is related to physical and mental health. Under this competition, people can upload their videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.