Rain disrupted the Yoga Day event scheduled on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to perform yoga for the 10th International Yoga Day. Later, he was seen performing yoga at the Sheri-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on the occasion of International Yoga day. This marks his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since starting his third consecutive term in office.

This year’s celebration yoga day theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizes yoga’s impact on personal well-being and community health. Yoga Day 2024 or योग दिवस 2024`event in Srinagar aims to boost grassroots participation and promote yoga in rural areas.

PM Narendra Modi participated the International Yoga Day 2024 event at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) located on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Further, celebrating the International Yoga Day theme, he posted a video on X which he captioned as “Interacting with the yoga practitioners in Srinagar, J&K. Do watch”.

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) or योग दिवस is observed every year on June 21 to highlight its immense benefits for overall health and well-being. This observance was established by the United Nations in 2014.

PM Narendra Modi proposed the idea of a global day dedicated to yoga during his 2014 address to the United National General Assembly (UNGA). In December 2014, the UNGA passed a resolution declaring June 21 as ‘International Yoga Day’.

The United Nations describes yoga as an ancient practice with physical, mental, and spiritual elements, originating in India. The word ‘yoga’ comes from Sanskrit, meaning to join or unite, which signifies the integration of body and consciousness.

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