Union Minister of Ayush Sarbanand Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated Yoga Mahotsav 2022, an event to commemorate 100 days countdown in the run-up to 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2022 at New Delhi.
This year the International Day of Yoga 2022 campaign will focus on the theme 100 days, 100 cities, and 100 organizations till June 21 across the globe. For the first time to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, it will demonstrate Yoga at 75 Heritage Heritage/Iconic cultural sites on June 21.
In his inaugural address, Sonowal said, "The IDY 2022 will be the 8th edition of International Day of Yoga organised by us. It’s an opportunity for a mass movement to promote health, wellbeing, and peace across the globe. It is worth mentioning that 100-day countdown will formally mark the beginning of a journey towards the celebration of IDY-2022, which will be a journey towards freedom from disease, stress, and depression."
The Union Minister added, "As WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is being established in India, it has incumbent upon India, which is equipped with the deep wisdom of yoga and traditional health practices, to lead the world on the path of peace, well-being, better and affordable health."
Sonowal added that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, since 2015 it has become a mass movement and has been recognized as the biggest public initiative in the world.
"More than 250 million people are practicing common yoga protocol developed by Ministry of Ayush. My ministry has taken initiatives to make yoga an Indian brand for world peace," Sonowal said.