This year's Int'l Day of Yoga to be observed online: ministry

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NEW DELHI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Hectic preparations are on in India to observe the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21. This year, due to prevailing COVID-19 conditions, the IDY is being observed on a large scale through electronic and digital platforms by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), said an official statement.

It further stated that the highlight of the main event would be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's live televised address at 6:30 am local time.

The PM's message will be followed by a live demonstration of the 45-minute Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) by the team from the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY).

The CYP drill would include people from different age-groups and of varied walks of life. Those who get trained in CYP are likely to develop a taste and attitude for yoga, and hence may pursue it in the long term, said the statement.

This year's focus would be more on the people performing Yoga at their respective homes with participation of the entire family.

"Yoga is found to be especially relevant in the pandemic situation, since its practice leads to both physical and mental wellbeing, and increases the individual's ability to fight diseases," said the statement issued by the Ministry of AYUSH. Enditem

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