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June 14, 2019

Theme of International Yoga Day 2019 : "Yoga for Heart"

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The Union Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy Shripad Naik today announced the Theme for upcoming International Yoga Day 2019 as "Yoga for Heart".

"Yoga has become an important aspect in the life of the people, which is an honourable achievement for the country that has given Yoga to the world," he told after revealing World Yoga Day 2019 Theme.

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. World Yoga Day is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

About International Yoga Day / World Yoga Day

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

This year's Celebrations
Prime minister Modi will be present in the main event to be held at Prabhat Tara Maidan in Ranchi. About 40,000 people participated in the first International Yoga Day in Delhi and expected Ranchi event to draw about 50,000 Yoga enthusiasts.

Aim of International Yoga Day : To raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

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