Essay on International Yoga Day – 21st June 2020
The International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June each year. The first time yoga day was celebrated across the world in 2015. Since that year, it has been celebrated as the World Yoga day.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave the proposal to celebrate a day in a year as an International Yoga Day. On his suggestion, 21st June has been celebrating as the International Yoga Day. Modi Ji had decided this day as the longest day of the year.
UNGA (The United Nations General Assembly) got influenced with the proposal given by Narendra Modi and then recognized 21st June as an International Yoga Day. The intention behind celebrating a day as Yoga Day is making the people aware of the benefits of practising this ancient remedy to heal even major disease like cancer.
Concisely, yoga has become a global festival as it has been celebrating in all countries for the last four years. The proposal to celebrate a day as Yoga day had sent by Indian Prime Minister in 2014, but it was accepted in 2015 by the UNGA.
Celebrations of International Yoga Day
Even though International Yoga Day has been celebrating passionately across the world, but it is a special occasion of India. It is celebrated blissfully in India as this festival motivates the people to adopt ancient practices to heal body pains. Hence, this festival is becoming significant, like other big festivals in India, such as Diwali, Lohri, Holi, etc.
Yoga is an ancient practice used to heal the body with different asanas. It has been still practising in India. It is the best medication used to boost up the energy. Ramdev is the best yoga guru in India. Many Indian people are his follower and also practising his asanas (poses) enthusiastically.
First International Yoga Day celebrated in 2015
Several yoga camps are organized at different places around the world on International Yoga Day to make this ancient practice more prominent. In India, to make the first international day indelible, a big program was organized on Rajpath.
It is really glad moment to share, Mr Narendra Modi, along with famous people from more than 80 countries, were participated to make that day super-special and memorable. In addition to them, around 35985 people were also gathered to practice 21 yoga practices for 35 minutes in New Delhi.
Second International Yoga Day celebrated in 2016
The second International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2016 in the Advanced Capitol in Chandigarh. This event was also organized by the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. Thousands of people gathered at Advanced Capitol on that day to practice yoga postures. Modi Ji also made different poses during the program. He also gave an introductory speech to motivate the youth to adopt Yoga practices daily.
Besides an event organized in the Advanced Capitol, this day was also celebrated in other places across the world. Even Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, and Indian Army participated in making this International Yoga Day remarkable. In other countries of the world, the level of enthusiasm to celebrate this day was very high as compared to celebration in 2015.
Third International Yoga Day celebrated in 2017
In the year 2017, third International Yoga Day was celebrated with great zeal in the entire world. Like the first and second International Yoga Day, this day was also celebrated blissfully.
To make third International Yoga Day more eminent, Mr Narendra Modi organized a program in Lucknow. He went to Lucknow to celebrate this day with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. On that day, more than 51000 people were assembled at Ambedkar Stadium in
Lucknow, where trained yoga teachers taught different yoga poses. Also, the Indian President was organized a Yoga Day in Delhi to make the importance of yoga more prominent, where the strength of participants was also very high.
Fourth International Yoga Day celebrated in 2018
4th International Yoga Day was celebrated in the year 2018 passionately throughout the world. In India, it was celebrated in Uttarakhand (capital of Dehradun) by the Indian Prime Minister and a massive number of people. Clock Tower of Dehradun was used to organize an event to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day.
Fifth International Yoga Day celebrated in 2019
5th international Yoga Day was celebrated in Prabhat Tara ground at Ranchi in Jharkhand. PM Narendra Modi organized this event where CM Raghubar Das, state ministers, government officers and around 18000 people were visited.
Besides, fifth Yoga Day was also celebrated enthusiastically in the US where the Harsh Vardhan Shringla organized an event at Washington D.C. To make this event more special and meaningful, Modi Ji sent an audio-visual message to signify the benefits of performing yoga for mental and physical relief.
Ambassadors of countries like Myanmar and Vietnam, World Bank officials, US government, and other people also joined this event. At the end of that celebration, participants were served with Indian vegetarian food.
Similarly, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates also celebrated 5th International Yoga at Umm Al Emarat Park, where participants received T-shirts and yoga mats also. Moreover, the Indian Consulate in Dubai also organized Yoga Day at Zabeel Park. The UN had also celebrated the International Yoga Day, where it taught about adopting the practices of yoga.
Famous Yoga Quotes
- “Find Happiness within nature and yourself.”
- “Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”
- “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, and it transforms the person.”
- “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.”
Practising this ancient art keeps the mind and body healthy and energetic. It cures the minor and major disease itself. It works as a medicine to keep the body, mind, and soul healthy and fit.
It is a proud moment for Indians that the top countries of the world have adopted its ancient art. Creation of International Yoga Day makes this ancient art viable in front of people around the globe. The fact, this best idea was created and spread by the honourable Prime Minister of India – Mr Narendra Modi.