LAKHIMPUR: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the 6th International Yoga Day (IYD) will be celebrated on Sunday. The theme of IYD this year is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family'.
In India, this year's IYD will be celebrated on digital media platforms owing to the COVID -19 pandemic. The government has restricted any mass gatherings or public celebrations for IYD, 2020.
As per a report, to celebrate the event amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has already started a campaign called 'Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family' to encourage people to practice it and stay healthy. The session will be led by a trainer and telecast on Doordarshan on June 21 from 6.30 am onwards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United Nations can be credited for bringing International Yoga Day into existence. On September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, Narendra Modi put forth his suggestion for the occasion of a 'Yoga Day'. The draft resolution proposed by India was then endorsed by a record 177 member States.
Practiced in India since the 5th century, yoga has been beneficial in keeping the body and mind in sound health. A holistic approach, yoga targets all the different systems of the body and mind. Yoga plays a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic as yoga boosts the power of immunity and is known to cure respiratory disorders.
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