Name of the activity: yoga day celebrations

Title/ Topic: 4th international yoga day celebrations at VJIT

Resource persons/ Guests: Dr. A. Sadananda chary, Prof. Osmania University

Date: 21 June 2018

Key points/ highlights:

    • To connect people to the nature by practicing yoga.

    • To reduce the rate of health challenging illness all over the world.

    • To enhance growth, development and spread peace all through the world.

    • To promote better mental and physical health of people through yoga practice.

Summary: International day of yoga is also called as the world yoga day. United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of June as an International Yoga Day on 11th of December in 2014. Yoga in India is considered to be around 5,000-year-old mental, physical and spiritual practice. Yoga was originated in India in ancient time when people were used of meditation to transform their body and mind. Launching a particular date of practicing yoga all across the world and celebrating as yoga day was initiated by the Indian Prime Minister to the United Nations General Assembly.

It is a worldwide event celebrated in the name of United Nations International Yoga day by the people of all countries through practicing yoga, meditation, debates, meetings, discussions, variety of cultural performances, etc.