Yoga Mahotsav 2023, the three days event to commemorate 100 days countdown to International Day of Yoga 2023 was inaugurated by Union minister for Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal at New Delhi on Monday.
In his inaugural address the Minister talked about how the promotion of yoga and its widespread acceptance, has positioned India as a leader in the global health and wellness industry. He also launched a one-minute video on “Y” Break Yoga for enabling larger mass, particularly for workaholics, to include Yoga in their lifestyle.
Earlier in the day PrimeMinister Narendra Modi had urged through tweet that “With a hundred days to go for Yoga Day, urging you all to mark it with enthusiasm. And, if you haven’t made Yoga a part of your lives already, do so at the earliest.”
Inauguration ceremony of Yoga Mahotsav was attended by G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Culture, N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister, Manipur, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture and Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Union Minister of State for Ayush.
The event saw participation of Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, SVYASA University, Bengaluru, Munishree Kamal Kumar, Terapanth Samaj, Rajasthan and international athlete Ms. Hima Das.
On this occasion, Sarbanandasaid, “The continued efforts of our Prime Minister have enabled India’s leadership in Yoga, Ayurveda and traditional knowledge healthcare systems. Through the promotion of yoga and its widespread acceptance, India is positioning itself as a leader in the global health and wellness industry. This aligns with the G20’s focus on promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, and underscores India’s commitment to “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” as a guiding principle in its engagement with the world.”
He appealed to all corporate houses, to initiate a “Yoga Cell” in their office premises which will help in rejuvenation and maximize efficiency in the workplaces. He further added that till now more than 12,000 research papers related to Yoga have been published in indexed journals. Extensive scientific evidence-based research has been conducted in India as well as other countries.