International Yoga Day is approaching and people around the world are all set to take out their yoga mats and do some aasans. Orange City is also gearing up to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan in association with different Yoga Mandals and Sansthas in the city have organised â€˜International Yoga Day Celebrationâ€™ on Friday at Yashwant Stadium.
The International Yoga Day program will start at 5.45 am on June 21. Minister of Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari will be the chief guest. Nagpur District Guardian Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule will also attend the event. Mayor Nanda Jichkar will preside over.
Bramha Kumaris center will take part in the mass celebration conducted at Yashwant Stadium and will also celebrate yoga day at Vishwa Shanti Sarovar-Meditation Center Jamtha on the eve of International Yoga day from 6 pm onward. Bramha Kumaris will also celebrate the day with different organization like Government Medical College and Hospital from 6 am, Ajni Railway Unit from 11 am.
Bharat Van- The last green island of Nagpur will also join millions of people celebrating International yoga day on Friday. The Yoga session will begin from 5:30 pm onwards.
Many other organizations around the city will be conducting programs to mark International Yoga day in the city.
Do you know why June 21 is chosen to be the ‘International Yoga Day’?
The United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, announced that June 21 will be seen as International Yoga Day or World Yoga Day. Since 2015, International Yoga Day is been celebrated worldwide.Â Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September of 2014 addressed the UN assembly and discussed the essence of Yoga.
A brief history of Yoga:
Yoga is considered to be an ancient practice which was originated in our country. The practice is considered to be almost 5000 years old. Yoga was developed as a way to achieve harmony and balance between the heart and soul and to achieve divine enlightenment. Not only this, with time passing by, it was also seen that the practice of yoga had and still have medical benefits.
It helps in curing many diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure and alleviating physical injuries and chronic pain. It has been practiced in India for centuries and now Yoga has also found its way in the western world. In recent decades Yoga became really popular outside of India and many other cultures have embodied yoga in them.
For this year the International Yoga Day theme is Yoga for Heart .
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