Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty along with cricketer Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will be the brand ambassadors for Yoga Day on June 21.
However, the show stopper at the mega event, will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing yoga along with an estimated 35,000 people on Rajpath, the main ceremonial avenue in Delhi. The programme will begin at 7 am on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 – which has been designated International Day of Yoga by the United Nations after adopting a measure proposed by the Modi government.
Simultaneous yoga programmes will be organised in state capitals and all the 190 Indian missions across the world.
PM Modi is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga. He says he performs Yoga exercises every day and credits them with giving him energy so he only needs a few hours of sleep each night. He further emphasizes that, Yoga lets people “discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature”.
No wonder so many countries are taking active participation in the campaign. But as a nation, each one of us should also practice this physical form of exercise. From my experience it is a great way to fulfill the holistic needs of Mind, Body and Soul.