'Make Yoga part of Your Life': Over 10,000 people attend Yoga Utsav in Hyderabad

The minister said the idea behind the Yoga Utsav is to encourage people to take up yoga, a wonderful gift of our thousands of years of civilisation, so that they can enrich their quality of life

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 May 2022 11:53 AM GMT
Make Yoga part of Your Life: Over 10,000 people attend Yoga Utsav in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Thousands of people from all walks of life joined the Yoga Utsav in Hyderabad on Friday to mark the 25 days countdown to the International Day of Yoga (IDY2022). The event was organised by the Union ministry of Ayush with support from the Telangana government. It was conducted by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) and saw more than 10,000 yoga enthusiasts performing common yoga protocol (CYP).

The session was directed by Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, the director of MDNIY. The event aimed at creating awareness about the various dimensions of yoga and its ability to enrich human lives. The Utsav, with the theme "Make Yoga a Part of Your Life", was attended by many celebrities from the world of sports, cinema, and culture. Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan graced the occasion as the chief guest. The event was also attended by Union minister for Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister for tourism and culture G. Kishan Reddy, minister of state for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, and Telangana health minister Thanneeru Harish Rao.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal said we must celebrate our rich heritage by making yoga a part of our lives. It enriches our health and mind. He said the success of Friday's event will give further momentum towards the 8th International Day of Yoga to be held on 21 June in Mysuru where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the elaborate celebration of yoga by enthusiasts and practitioners across the world.

The minister said the idea behind the Yoga Utsav is to encourage people to take up yoga, a wonderful gift of our thousands of years of civilisation, so that they can enrich their quality of life.

The 'Guardian Ring'

Mr. Sonowal further announced another major attraction, the 'Guardian Ring', whereby the yoga celebrations happening across the world will be relayed throughout the yoga day. Every year, missions abroad organise yoga activities on the International Day of Yoga. The Guardian Ring will string together the feed from different missions. The streaming will be initiated from Japan at 6 a.m local time and then move westward. As and when the sun rises, streaming will be done from other countries. There will be a live telecast on DD India.

"The Guardian Ring underlines the "One Sun, One Earth" concept and showcases the unifying power of yoga. As part of our run-up events, as many as 25 crores or more would join in these Yoga Utsavs at 75 iconic places across India as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav," added the minister.

The eighth edition of International Day of Yoga is being promoted through multiple programmes by the ministry to take the message of yoga across the world to a wider audience. The International Day of Yoga is celebrated across the world on June 21 every year. This year, the Yoga Utsav is being celebrated across 75 heritage sites of historical importance as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

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