International Day Of Yoga Celebration
The International Yoga Day (IYD) is celebrated every year on June 21 to highlight the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The 3rd edition of IYD 2017 has celebrated world-wide from New Delhi to New York and Paris to Panama. About 5,000 events took place across 180 countries to mark the Yoga day. The idea of International Yoga Day was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the United Nations General Assembly, he said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” June 21 is the longest day (in the Northern Hemisphere) of the year. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice which is very useful for curing many diseases and health disorders. The United Nations (UN) theme of this year is “Yoga for Health”. The aim is to highlight a holistic approach to yoga, which focuses on both physical and mental well being. As usual, Brahma Kumaris also celebrated International Yoga Day all over the country and across the world too by organizing mass yoga camps. Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), AYUSH Department, Govt. of India has sanctioned Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation Rs.1 lakh each on reimbursement basis for 12 districts for organizing one month yoga camp for Celebration of International Day of Yoga 2017. This include 4 districts of Rajasthan (Sirohi, Pali, Nagaur and Jhalawar), 5 districts of Gujarat (Gandhi Nagar, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur and Bharuch and Surendra Nagar), 2 districts in Chha«sgarh (Durg and Bastar) and 1 district in Assam (Nangaon) .
Detailed programs were planned by BK Centres as per Government guidelines in consultation with Medical Wing HQ, Shantivan. 20 Yoga Camps each of 15 days duraon were organized at 11 districts except Surendra Nagar. Special functions including large yoga gathering, workshops etc. were also were organized in all places in association with AYUSH and local administration on 21st June, 2017, on the day of International Day of Yoga. This was a good opportunity for the local BK Centres to expand their services. Working with the Government authorties were also a new experience for most of the BK Centres. Thousands of persons were benefitted and Baba’s message were given to a larger population.