‘Yoga For Humanity’ Theme of 8th Edition of International Yoga Day
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The 8th edition of International Day of Yoga will be celebrated with the theme of ‘Yoga for Humanity’. The event will be organized in India and across the globe on June 21.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the theme in his ‘Maan Ki Baat’ address to the nation.
Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “As we are aware, Yoga is a practice that brings joy, health, and peace from within, and it deepens a sense of continuous connection between an individual’s inner consciousness and the external world. I will be successful in propagating this theme appropriately,” he said.
The Ayush Ministry said that focusing on Yoga for Humanity, special programs have been designed this year for especially abled people, transgender population, women, and children.
The 8th edition of International Day of Yoga will see many firsts, one of them is an innovative program named ‘Guardian Ring’, which will showcase the movement of the sun, participation of people performing Yoga will take place along with the movement of the sun from different countries, beginning from east and marching towards west, the Ministry said.