More than 32 lakh field functionaries and over 82 lakh beneficiaries participate in the celebration of International Day of Yoga, 2021

A total of 42,28,802 children, 22,72,197 adolescents and 17,37,440 pregnant and lactating women participated in the Yoga modules for their better health and well-being on the occasion of International Yoga Day, 2021 on June 21, 2021.   More than 32 lakh field functionaries and over 82 lakh beneficiaries participated in the event.


The Ministry of Women and Child Development urged all State Governments/UT Administrations to work in a coordinated manner to observe the day and secure long-term gains in the area of public health and well-being. State Governments and all stakeholders also undertook several activities to ensure good participation in the Yoga Day celebrations.


Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, people practiced Yoga not only at their homes along with their family members but also at Anganwadi Centres. To encourage the participation of field functionaries and beneficiaries related to the event, a hashtag ##BeWithYogaBeAtHome was also released by the Ministry.


In order to maximize the use of social and digital media platforms to facilitate online participation from the people, the Ministry of AYUSH had prepared various short videos comprising of 5-minute Yoga Protocol, Yoga Protocol for the prevention of COVID-19 conditions, Yoga Protocol for stress management, Yoga for working people, students, family, etc. In this regard, all States/UTs were requested to instruct the field functionaries to use the videos on various Yoga modules for self-practice and share with all the beneficiaries.