Ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21, the AYUSH Ministry has launched a mobile application to enable people to locate yoga events, centers providing training and instructors. Yoga locator- a map-based location app – will also enable yoga instructors to register themselves and reach out to a large number of people.
International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 across the globe and the AYUSH Ministry has shortlisted five cities — Delhi, Shimla, Mysore, Ahmedabad, and Ranchi — for holding the main function this year.
The names of the four cities have been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and it will finalize the venue of the main function for International Yoga Day. In the run-up to the event, a two-day Yoga Mahotsav is being organized in Delhi by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga and it started on 01 June 2019.
The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in 2014 after Modi called for the day to be adopted as a global celebration of yoga, an ancient practice that began in India more than 5,000 years ago.
On 2018, the main event of the International Day of Yoga was held at the ground of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, in which Prime Minister Modi participated.
The first International Yoga Day celebration was organized at Rajpath in New Delhi on June 21, 2015, in which representatives of 191 countries took part. In 2016, the main function was held in Chandigarh and in 2017 it was held in Lucknow.