How many of you are aware that we even have an ‘International Yoga Day’ ?
It is interesting to know that June 21st has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly after the call for adoption by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sep 2014. And to strengthen the concept, the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, launched its logo – which reflects harmony and peace.
The logo, approved by the AYUSH – the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. In the logo, the folded hands symbolise yoga, the brown leaves symbolise the earth, the green leaves the nature, blue, fire, and the sun symbolises the source of energy and inspiration.
At the time of launch, Swaraj stated that the resolution for International Yoga Day is a “World Record” with 177 countries becoming the co-sponsors in record time of 75 days.
It gives a sense of pride when the world adopts aspects of our heritage but the irony remains that the youth is unable to give it as much importance. In this on-going pop-culture we often find ‘Joining gym’ is considered to be cooler than practicing yoga and it makes a better impression.
Do you also feel that gym culture in metros is an impression factor or are we still working out the age-old yoga techniques?