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Yoga Day 2019: Climate Action, SDG 13 is theme this year

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United Nations has adopted the 'Climate Action' as the theme of fifth annual International Day of Yoga to be observed on June 21, 2019. The Climate Action is also Goal 13 in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. According to the programme schedule of UNO Headquarters in New York, there will be "Yoga with Gurus" on June 20 followed by a panel discussion on June, 21.

The first International Day for Yoga was observed with unparalleled enthusiasm and voluntary public participation in 192 out of 193 countries. Yoga, the Indian practice of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing has become an epitome of voluntarism and public participation since it was sponsored by an all-time record of 177 members of the UN General Assembly in 2014.

Although practised regularly by many throughout the world the special preparations have already started for the fifth Yoga Day. Here we provide you with a platform for regular updates on Yoga Day besides opportunities to share your views, posts, photos and videos.

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Yoga Day 2019: Climate Action, SDG 13 is theme this year - What is behind UNGA declaring Solstice Day coinciding with International Yoga Day?

Siddheshwar Shukla
Updated: 23-06-2019 17:46 IST Created: 01-06-2019 14:43 IST

5:46 PM There is a great need for Yoga enthusiasts from throughout the world to unite and oppose such divisive forces who are hell-bent to dilute and derail one of the most popular celebrations of the United Nations. Besides, practising the Yoga there is also a great need to keep an eye on geopolitics.Also Read: What is behind UNGA declaring Solstice Day coinciding with International Yoga Day?

8:50 PM "The theory and practice of Yoga is a choice contributing towards a cleaner greener and more sustainable future," said Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative at United Nations in his opening remark at the main event organised for celebrations of 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2019. The main event of the International Day of Yoga at the United Nations was planned in a park but as it started raining outside participants moved in the main hall of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to perform 'Yoga with Guru'. The building echoed with chanting of Om throughout the event. The UN Headquarter in New York was also lighted with various Suryanamaskar positions. Yoga is India's gift to the world for a healthy life. The International Day of Yoga (IDY) is observed on June 21 by the United Nations since 2015. The first IDY was celebrated in 192 of 193 member countries of the UN on June 21, 2015, but it's more popular for unparallel voluntarism from throughout the globe irrespective of linguistic, national, regional, civilisational, racial and continental variations. This year the United Nations has chosen - 'Yoga for Climate Action' - as the theme for Yoga Day 2019, to create awareness on climate change affecting the entire globe. Therefore, the UN is also holding a panel discussion on June 21 in New York to discuss to build human awareness about the perils of climate change and global warming and to come up with a holistic and ethnic framework to heal the environment.Also Read: Yoga enthusiasts across the world perform asanas to mark 5th International Yoga Day

8:32 PM The students in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Delhi organised Yoga sports competitions on the International Day of Yoga on June 21. IITD is hosting a 10 days' mega event on Yoga which will conclude on June 26.Also Read: IITD organised ‘Yoga Sports’ competitions on Yoga Day

4:32 PM This is a reality. The trained 'dog squads' of security forces in India performed Yoga positions with security personnel on Yoga Day 2019. This is the first time various arms of Indian security forces trained their 'dog units' to practice the Yoga on International Day of Yoga.Also Read:Indian security personnel practised Yoga with dogs and horses

0:38 PM Around 250 diplomat corps of 56 countries performed Yoga under a roof on Yoga Day 2019.Also Read: Around 250 diplomats of 56 countries practised Yoga in New Delhi

8:10 PM The United Nations headquarters in New York has been decorated with lighting and Yoga positions on the eve of International Day of Yoga 2019. The United Nations is organising two events to observe Yoga Day – 'Yoga with Guru' on Thursday evening and a panel discussion on Friday. Several member countries are also organising multiple days of events on Yoga Day.Also Read: The world joins United Nations for Yoga Day Celebrations 2019

8:06 PM International Day of Yoga is one of the most sought after observations of the United Nations in terms of voluntary public participation. As the world is gearing up to celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21, we present a quick recap on preparations for Yoga Day in different countries of the world.Also Read:How the world is preparing to celebrate Yoga Day 2019

5:53 PM On the even of Yoga Day 2019, the Gujarat government organised a full dress rehearsal for the mega event on Friday.Over 1000 Yoga enthusiasts performed 108 Surya Namaskar in the backdrop of Lukshmi Villas Palace in a spectacular event organized by Yogniketan on the dawn of 20th June at Vadodara to mark the kickstart of the #YogaDay2019 celebrations. Here is the glimpse of the event. pic.twitter.com/cuUNzroK5k — CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) June 20, 2019

3:58 PM In the run up to the preparations for the International Day of Yoga, the Indian embassy in Bhutan organises a practice session of Yoga.And the students join the celebrations!Glimpses from the yoga session held yesterday at the Dechentsenmo Central School Punakha 🇮🇳🇧🇹#YogaDay2019#ZindagiRaheKhushpic.twitter.com/SA7CNMJDmP — India in Bhutan (@Indiainbhutan) June 20, 2019

3:54 PM International Day of Yoga has become one of the most popular observations of the UNO in terms of people’s participation from across the globe. On the eve of June 21, we bring you a quick read on how India, the place of origin for the Yoga, is preparing to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga. Also Read: How India is preparing for the International Day of Yoga 2019

What is behind UNGA declaring Solstice Day coinciding with International Yoga Day?

What is behind UNGA declaring Solstice Day coinciding with International Yoga Day?

There is a great need for Yoga enthusiasts from throughout the world to unite and oppose such divisive forces who are hell-bent to dilute and derail one of the most popular celebrations of the United Nations. Besides, practising the Yoga there is also a great need to keep an eye on geopolitics.

Also Read: What is behind UNGA declaring Solstice Day coinciding with International Yoga Day?

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The world celebrates 5th Yoga Day with traditional fervour and innovations

The world celebrates 5th Yoga Day with traditional fervour and innovations

"The theory and practice of Yoga is a choice contributing towards a cleaner greener and more sustainable future," said Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative at United Nations in his opening remark at the main event organised for celebrations of 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2019. The main event of the International Day of Yoga at the United Nations was planned in a park but as it started raining outside participants moved in the main hall of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to perform 'Yoga with Guru'. The building echoed with chanting of Om throughout the event. The UN Headquarter in New York was also lighted with various Suryanamaskar positions. 

Yoga is India's gift to the world for a healthy life. The International Day of Yoga (IDY) is observed on June 21 by the United Nations since 2015. The first IDY was celebrated in 192 of 193 member countries of the UN on June 21, 2015, but it's more popular for unparallel voluntarism from throughout the globe irrespective of linguistic, national, regional, civilisational, racial and continental variations. This year the United Nations has chosen - 'Yoga for Climate Action' - as the theme for Yoga Day 2019, to create awareness on climate change affecting the entire globe. Therefore, the UN is also holding a panel discussion on June 21 in New York to discuss to build human awareness about the perils of climate change and global warming and to come up with a holistic and ethnic framework to heal the environment.

Also Read: Yoga enthusiasts across the world perform asanas to mark 5th International Yoga Day

 

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IITD organised ‘Yoga Sports’ competitions on Yoga Day

The students in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Delhi organised Yoga sports competitions on the International Day of Yoga on June 21. IITD is hosting a 10 days' mega event on Yoga which will conclude on June 26.

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Even dogs do Yoga in India

Even dogs do Yoga in India

This is a reality. The trained 'dog squads' of security forces in India performed Yoga positions with security personnel on Yoga Day 2019. This is the first time various arms of Indian security forces trained their 'dog units' to practice the Yoga on International Day of Yoga.

Also Read: Indian security personnel practised Yoga with dogs and horses

 

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Diplomat corps performed Yoga on Yoga Day in New Delhi

Diplomat corps performed Yoga on Yoga Day in New Delhi

Around 250 diplomat corps of 56 countries performed Yoga under a roof on Yoga Day 2019.

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United Nations headquarters decorated with Yoga positions and lighting for Yoga Day 2019

United Nations headquarters decorated with Yoga positions and lighting for Yoga Day 2019

The United Nations headquarters in New York has been decorated with lighting and Yoga positions on the eve of International Day of Yoga 2019. The United Nations is organising two events to observe Yoga Day – 'Yoga with Guru' on Thursday evening and a panel discussion on Friday. Several member countries are also organising multiple days of events on Yoga Day.

Also Read: The world joins United Nations for Yoga Day Celebrations 2019

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How the world is preparing to celebrate Yoga Day 2019

How the world is preparing to celebrate Yoga Day 2019

International Day of Yoga is one of the most sought after observations of the United Nations in terms of voluntary public participation. As the world is gearing up to celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21, we present a quick recap on preparations for Yoga Day in different countries of the world.

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Gujarat's full dress rehearsal on the eve of Yoga Day

On the even of Yoga Day 2019, the Gujarat government organised a full dress rehearsal for the mega event on Friday.

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Indian embassy in Bhutan organises a practice session of Yoga for the children

In the run up to the preparations for the International Day of Yoga, the Indian embassy in Bhutan organises a practice session of Yoga.

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How India is preparing for the International Day of Yoga 2019

How India is preparing for the International Day of Yoga 2019

International Day of Yoga has become one of the most popular observations of the UNO in terms of people’s participation from across the globe. On the eve of June 21, we bring you a quick read on how India, the place of origin for the Yoga, is preparing to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga. 

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