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Celebration of International Day of Yoga – 2020

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Embassy of India

Celebration of International Day of Yoga – 2020

As you are aware that 21 June is celebrated every year as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) since 2015. The 6th International Day of Yoga will be observed on 21 June, 2020. This is to inform that IDY-2020 celebrations may be done any day between 20 June to 28 June, 2020.

2. It is heartening to know that Yoga is fast gaining popularity among the Czech citizens and Yoga institutes, studios, centres etc. spread all over the country are actively involved and playing a very important role in promoting and propagating the Yoga and thereby helping the people in living a healthy life.

3. You are also aware that the world community, at present, is grappling with the unprecedented situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hence, Government of India decided to conduct IDY-2020 online. The thrust of IDY, this year, would be “Ghar Ghar Se Yoga – Yoga from Home” and hence you are requested to encourage people to practice Yoga at home, with participation from the entire family.

4. The following are suggested lines of action which may be followed by you, your colleagues and family members:

(i) To practice Yoga at home or in small groups in balconies and/or rooftops.

(ii) The theme of Yoga demonstrations could be Yoga to help fight against Corona virus; social isolation; depression and boredom; breathing exercises as part of healing and overall well-being and meditation.

(iii) A brief talk on usefulness and benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga. Ayurveda’s immunity boosting measures for self care during COVID 19 crisis can be accessed at:https://www.ayush.gov.in/docs/123.pdf

(iv) You can also devise your strategy by having theme for each day, such as Yoga for Children; Yoga for Healthcare Workers; Yoga for Police Personnel; Corporate Yoga; Yogic diet.

5. H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India launched “My Life - My Yoga” video blogging competition to inspire people to prepare for and become active participants in the observation of IDY-2020. This contest is open to all participants across the world. Detailed guidelines for participation can be found on the Yoga Portal of Ministry of Ayush at the following links:



6. The Mission has uploaded some videos on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of Embassy of India, Prague on 03 June, 2020, which can be accessed at the following link:-


7. There is also a five Yoga Series with well-known Yoga Experts/Gurus which can be accessed at the following links:

Yog Deep with Gayatri Ramesh(26 episodes)

<<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOq-OVQXg30&list=PLUiMfS6qzIMwLD-kxOyrd6k5L7pWSLLH >>

Yoga with Ira Trivedi

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZIVQMaBeM >>

8. The Embassy is looking forward to your observation of Yoga between June 20 to June 28, as was enthusiastically done in previous years.


Prague, Czech Republic

12 June, 2020