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The three day Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

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Introduction: Punjab & Haryana capital Chandigarh decided to host National Level celebration of International Yoga Day

Venue: Rajpath in New Delhi

Inaugurated by: Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso NaikThe three day Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Organised by: Ministry of AYUSH

Important points delivered:

  • Among 193 countries, 177 countries of UN member states supported the ideal of declaring 21st June as International Day of Yoga
  • For past few decades, the health aspects of Yoga have become more significant
  • Major role in the prevention and Management of non-communicable diseases where life lasting medicine is not having permanent or cost effective solution
  • Yoga is beneficial to people working in high altitude areas and in extreme climatic conditions and various stressful situations
  • It can enhance the endurance among the sports person

Secretary of AYUSH, Shri Ajit Sharan highlighted that Yoga Olympiad being organised by NCERT in view of the need to popularize Yoga among the youth

  • Dr. H. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-VYASA University, Bangalore and Chairperson of the Committee of Yoga Experts for International Yoga Day, highlighted the activities being planned
  • The AYUSH Minster released the Common Yoga Protocol DVD at the Festival

Govt decides Chandigarh to host International Yoga day

Prime Minister led First International Yoga day was observed on 21st June and observed world over by millions on the same day.

Participated by: 35,000 people including dignitaries from 84 countries
Performed 21 yoga Asanas for 35 minutes

Now it is decided that Chandigarh the dual capital of Punjab and Haryana on June 21st of 2016 to host International Yoga day.

  • Importance of Yoga: It improves the quality of life
  • Yoga: Father of Modern Yoga: Patanjali