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What India achieved in last eight years through IDY

June 1, 2022
  1. India’s cherished cultural heritage, Yoga gained universal affirmation as it was inscribed on the UNESCO’s representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity on 1st December 2016.
  2. The increased global acceptance of Yoga has made IDY a mass movement for health and well-being resulting in adequate global recognition for Indian knowledge systems.
  3. Millions of health care workers and COVID-19 patients recovered fast after practicing Yogasana, pranayama, and meditation based on scientific evidence.
  4. 2 Guinness World Records were set for the maximum number of people and the maximum number of nationalities participating in a mass Yoga demonstration in 2015 on International Day of Yoga.
  5. Over 1 crore people performed Surya Namaskar across the globe on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti on 14 January 2022 to enhance vitality.
  6. Yogasana has been declared as a competitive sport by the Government of India to promote the ancient practice and spread awareness about its benefits and help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the people.
  7. A technological revolution is occurring in Yoga with the inclusion of IDY assets, including mobile-based applications viz. Namaste Yoga, Y-Break, WHO mYoga, and Yoga portal.
  8. International Day of Yoga is being observed in 192 countriesmaking it the biggest ever event for global well-being. IDY events are also celebrated in over 170 countries through Indian Missions and Posts abroad.
  9. Hon’ble Prime Minister declared two Awards- International and National Awards for outstanding contributions to the promotion and development of Yoga.
  10. The concept of Yoga Smart cities is included in the 100 Smart Cities Mission in India to utilize the full potential of Yoga through smart solutions.
  11. More than 1,000 Universities, 30,000 colleges, and 24,000 CBSE affiliated schools have been sensitized about Common Yoga Protocol and its benefits for a healthy lifestyle and enormously to mental well-being, especially for the Youth community.
  12. 1.25 lakh wellness centres provide Yoga education for positive impulses and consistency toward holistic health.
  13. Over 2 lakh Gram Panchayats have been sensitized about regular practice of Yoga and Common Yoga Protocol for better health and well-being.
  14. Introduction of the National Yoga Olympiad in schools to reduce stress and create a sense of unity among students as Yoga brings everyone together, respecting diversity and creating harmony.
  15. Since the inception of the International Day of Yoga, thousands of women are turning to Yoga to usher towards a healthy lifestyle and enormously to mental well-being.
  16. Several differently abled people have started performing Yoga for the heap of benefits it brings regardless of any physical condition by developing resilience and spirit for holistic health.
  17. Introduction of Yoga in all uniformed services to enhance overall personality development, stress management and enabling to build strength, stability and flexibility.

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