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Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna’ lecture “The Gandhian Yoga – Living in Harmony with Nature“ organized by ELINEPA on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2020

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Yoga for Global Peace, Harmony and Wellness

Yoga, a gift of ancient India to the world, has become a way of life for millions across the world. As a mark of the immense popularity of Yoga, the world commemorates 21st June every year as the International Day of Yoga.

In the present times, where people all around the world are adapting their lives to the new reality of a pandemic, yoga has become even more relevant. It has helped many maintain a healthy regimen during the long periods of lockdown and boosted their immunity and sense of balance in these extraordinary times.

Technology plays a key role in enabling the learning of Yoga, particularly during this time where social distancing is a necessity to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In this regard, playlists of animated 3D videos of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, a keen practitioner of Yoga, practicing various Asanas are available. These videos have been made available on YouTube and are available in the following languages:




Korean :











Let us all contribute to the global healing process and make wellness a part of our lives by embracing Yoga. Kindly do share these videos to inspire others as well.

People at peace with themselves can build peaceful & healthy societies and a harmonious world.

Hashtags to activate the Yoga emoji :
#InternationalYogaDay2020, #InternationalYogaDay, #YogaDay, #योगदिवस, #अंतर्राष्ट्रीययोगदिवस, #YogaDay2020

Enthusiastic Yoga participants may also use and share the following hashtags while participating in the video blogging contest 'My Yoga My Life' :  #IDoYogaAtHome and #MyLifeMyYoga

Video released by ICCR on IDY 2020

ICCR has created a video on Yoga for the upcoming IDY 2020 event.  The video with English and Sanskrit subtitles is available on Google drive and can be downloaded by clicking here.  

Video released by ICCR on IDY 2020
ICCR has created a video on Yoga for the upcoming IDY 2020 event.  The video with English and Sanskrit subtitles is available on Google drive and can be downloaded by clicking here.   Second version of the video without English subtitles can be downloaded by clicking here.

Global Essay Writing Competition: India and the World after Covid-19
A Global Essay Writing Competition “India and the World after Covid-19“ is being launched by  FICCI in collaboration with ICCR. As the topic of the essay suggests, the entries are sought from Indians, PIO and OCIs (not foreigners) to write about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how the world has changed and where India fits in and what could be the role of India in shaping the post-Covid world order and what should be our priorities. The competition is also in the run-up to FICCI’s participation in World Expo-Dubai later this year.

2. The last date for submission of entries is 15 July 2020. The essay competition is open to Indians, PIOs and OCIs and not to foreigners. Further details are available on FICCI website and the weblink given below takes a reader to overview, prizes, eligibility and registration where it is mentioned to click ‘here’ to register online which opens a new registration page. 

3. Salient features of the competition are as below: 

Overview: COVID-19 has definitely changed our world for ever. But where is the new world headed? How has COVID-19 changed the way we live and work? What will be India’s place in the emerging post-pandemic world? How can India make itself stronger and script a bigger role to play in the international community?

Summarise your ideas in a 3000-word essay written in English language. Submit your entries to by 15thJuly 2020. 

The emails should be titled ‘Entry to India and the World after COVID-19’.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all Indians, NRIs and PIOs - University Students and Professionals across the World, aged 21 years and above.

  • A three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to India Pavilion and the World Expo in Dubai
  • Gala reception at the India Pavilion to felicitate the winners
  • A panel discussion with the winners moderated by a media personality
(For registration, pl go through the above FICCI weblink). 

The screenshots of the flyer of the competition and registration page are attached below. 

The Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of AYUSH has launched the following websites for participants in IDY 2020 so that they can receive participation certificates.


The  weblinks for applying as an Institute/Teacher/ Attendee in IDY 2020 are:

 The procedure for applying (three categories – institute, teacher and attendee)  is explained in the attached pdf file as well as it is available on the following link: