New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the main national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga (IDY-2020) to be held on June 21 at Leh, the capital of Union Territory of Ladakh, Minister of State (independent charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik announced here on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister leads a harmonious mass demonstration of yoga every year in the main event of IDY, following the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). The event of IDY-2020 promises to be unique and different since such a large congregation for yoga will be taking place in a high altitude location like Leh for the first time.
A 45-minute yoga drill based on Common Yoga Protocol is the highlight of the observation of IDY. The PM is expected to carry out yogasanas based on CYP along with an anticipated gathering of 15,000 to 20,000 people on Yoga Day, at Leh.
Industrial bodies CII and FICCI, educational bodies CBSE, UGC and NCERT and various other stakeholders have already prepared plans and programmes for the IDY-2020. The preparatory activities normally start three to four months prior to IDY, through thousands of CYP training programmes across the country. Millions of people are introduced to yoga in the spirit of a mass movement as part of IDY observation every year. Going by the experience of previous years, the observation of IDY is a truly global activity with nearly 200 countries participating in it.
Meanwhile, 47 entries were received in response to announcement for awards for Excellence in Information Technology (IT) in AYUSH sector. These were examined by the scrutiny committee which shortlisted eight entries. The representatives of the institutions of the shortlisted entries subsequently made presentations before the jury, which has sent its recommendation.
These awards seek to recognise IT products and projects that demonstrate use of path-breaking or innovative use of IT for enhancements in efficiency, effectiveness of process, cost, quality, service delivery or a combination of these, an official release here said.