6th International Day of Yoga led by PM Modi to be held in Leh
The Major national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga is to be held in Leh, the capital of Ladakh on 21st June, 2020. The event is to be led by PM Modi.
Since 2015, PM Modi leads a mass demonstration of Yoga every year on the International Day of Yoga. This year, the Yoga demonstration is to be different as it is being held at higher altitudes. More than 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to participate in the event.
International Day of Yoga (IDY)
The IDY is being celebrated since 2015. The idea was introduced in the United Nations in 2014. Today more than 200 countries observe IDY. It is also called the World Yoga Day.
Why June 21?
As June 21 is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, this day has been chosen. This is also when the earth shifts towards Summer Solstice. The event has great significance in Yogic Science.