Ayush Ministry launches ‘Namaste Yoga’ Mobile App

During the curtain raiser event for 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 11, 2021, a mobile application called “Namaste Yoga” was launched. This app in devoted to Yoga.

Key Points

  • Event was organised by Ministry of Ayush in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY).
  • On the occasion, Ayush Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju highlighted about 10-day series on Doordarshan on IDY 2021 and central message of this series as “Be with Yoga Be at Home”.
  • Namaste Yoga app is designed as an information platform for public. It was launched with the aim of raising awareness about yoga and make it accessible for larger community.

International Day of Yoga (IDY)

IDY is observed on 21st June every year. In the year 2021, IDY will be celebrated under theme- “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family”. In 2020, theme for the day was ‘Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home’.

Background

India had proposed for idea of IDY during the opening of 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. UN passed resolution in December 2014 and proclaimed 21st June as IDY. First Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 at Rajpath, New Delhi. It created Guinness World Records for being world’s largest yoga session with 35,985 people. It was participated by 84 nationalities.

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