On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the celebrations took place in 75 heritage sites including Hampi this morning, with all the necessary COVID appropriate behaviour. The Central Ministry of Culture organised celebrations at 75 heritage sites simultaneously in the country.
The Karnataka state government had selected Hampi to be part of the celebration as it is the land to impeccable history. The show was broadcasted on national television.
“20 people maintaining social distancing would perform Yoga at the selected sites and the honourable Prime Minister Modi would watch them perform Yoga through television”,said Deputy Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey Of India, P Kalimuthu.
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India.
2021 Theme: Yoga for well-being
The Day will be marked at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the lives and livelihoods of people globally.
Beyond its immediate impact on physical health, the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated psychological suffering and mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, as pandemic-related restrictions continue in various forms in many countries. This has highlighted the urgent need to address the mental health dimension of the pandemic, in addition to the physical health aspects.