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Practicing Yoga is new India's mantra: Javadekar

IANS  |  New Delhi 

While listing the benefits of Yoga, Union Information and on Saturday said practicing "has become the mantra of new under the leadership of Narendra Modi".

"The practice and propagation of has led to a healthy life, healthy living, wellness and prevention of diseases," he said in a statement.

"is one of India's gifts to the world and has become the mantra of new under the leadership of Modi. Yoga has been universally acknowledged by the and is now practiced globally around 200 countries on June 21 every year."

Acknowledging the played in disseminating the outreach of Yoga in and abroad, Javadekar said the has instituted the first Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Samman (AYDMS) in 2019 to mark the contribution of in spreading the message of Yoga.

AYDMS will be conferred to print and The contribution of the media in popularising Yoga would be assessed by six juries.

A total of 33 awards, under three categories, will be conferred. The award will comprise a special medal, plaque and trophy and a citation.

The duration of the coverage for AYDMS would be from June 10 to June 25.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 16:14 IST