Bulletin No: 2020.24 - Sunday, 14 June 2020
Dear sisters and brothers,
As we prepare to celebrate the International Day of Yoga 2020 during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of AYUSH in India (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unnani, Siddha, Homeopathy, Sowa-Rigpa) has launched various initiatives to enable us to meaningfully participate and enable the world to practise Yoga further and deeper, in all its aspects.
The Ministry of AYUSH and Heartfulness have several collaboration platforms being developed for various active initiatives in India and abroad.
On two recent occasions, Daaji has been invited by the Government of India and the Ministry of AYUSH to share his guidance with the world on Yoga and Heartfulness practices. Please find the links to those videos below that can be further shared as needed with all.
- The IDY curtain raiser event on the 10 June 2020, telecast on national television, featured Daaji’s message that was part of a plenary of Yoga experts, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVOdzrCqM7s
- A series of Yoga discourses by gurus, organized by the Ministry of AYUSH and the National Morarji Desai Institute of Yoga, India, that is hosted by the Ministry on their website and social media handles. Daaji gave a message introducing Yoga in his own unique words, on 6 June 2020, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsRUSsSdopM
We invite you all to participate in the ongoing initiatives of the Ministry of AYUSH:
My Life, My Yoga international contest.
Share your videos of 3 minutes on how you do Yoga and how it has changed your life. It is open to everyone from any part of the world. The contest is open until 21 June 2020.
Ayush Sanjivini App for India.
A survey of critical importance for the national public health policy. It’s objective is to measure how AYUSH practices boost health and immunity, especially during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The Government of India is keen to use the study to actively promote actively the dissemination of Yoga, as well as natural wellness practices.
- Yoga Certification Board – e-certification of volunteers on IDY by the Ministry of AYUSH.
We will all meet virtually on the occasion of the 20 June, to celebrate this wonderful occasion, with Daaji, Yogrishi Swami Ramdev ji, the Honourable Minister of AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Music Maestro Pandit Jasraj ji, Shanker Mahadevan, Shashank Subramanyam, and more. heartfulness.org/IDY