Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of others during a mass yoga event on 4th International Yoga Day at  Forest Research Institute (FRI) ground in Dehradun, on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of others during a mass yoga event on 4th International Yoga Day at Forest Research Institute (FRI) ground in Dehradun, on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

Prima Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing Yoga day programme, the 7th annual International Yoga Day programme at around 6:30 am tomorrow, he tweeted on Sunday, June 21.

"Tomorrow, 21st June, we will mark the 7th Yoga Day. The theme this year is ‘Yoga For Wellness’, which focusses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being. At around 6:30 AM tomorrow, will be addressing the Yoga Day programme," PM Modi tweeted.

The Ayush Ministry, which is the nodal ministry for International Day of Yoga (IDY), in a statement has said that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictions on congregational activities, the lead event of the day will be a televised programme with Prime Minister Modi's address being the highlight.

Scheduled to start at 6.30 am on all Doordarshan channels on Monday, the event will also include an address by Minister of State for Ayush Kiren Rijiju and a live yoga demonstration by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, the Ministry said in a statement.

This live yoga demonstration will be further followed by messages from 15 spiritual leaders and Yoga Gurus namely - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Dr HR Nagendra, Kamlesh Patel, Dr Veerendra Hegde, Dr Hamsaji Jayadeva, OP Tiwari, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Dr Chinmay Pandey, Muni Shri Sagar Maharaj, Swami Bharat Bhushan, Dr Vishwas Mandalik, Sister BK Shivani, S Sridharan and Antoinette Rozi, the release further said.


As per the official release, the Ministry of AYUSH has highlighted the important role of Yoga in one's overall wellbeing, through various activities organised in the run-up to the International Day Yoga.

This year's event will consist of individuals participating in large numbers in the harmonious demonstration/performance of yoga at 7am.

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