The International Day of Yoga

International Yoga Day 2022 will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

Yoga for Humanity

As part of the nation’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” 75 national-level iconic sites will host a mass CYP demonstration on June 21st, while respective states will host similar events at 75th important locations based on their selection.

Theme for the 8th edition of International Day of Yoga is “Yoga for Humanity.” The Ministry of Ayush has chosen this theme for the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022, which will be held on June 21, 2022 in India and around the world. Mysuru, Karnataka, will host the main event of the IDY 2022 demonstration.

In his “Maan Ki Baat” address, PM Sh. Narendra Modi announced the theme. The theme for this year’s IDY was chosen after much thought and consultation, and it accurately depicts how yoga helped humanity during the peak of the pandemic, and how it will continue to do so in the emerging post-covid geopolitical scenario by bringing people together through compassion, kindness, and building resilience among people all over the world.

Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Ayush, Ports, Shipping & Waterways, stated that our Prime Minister has appropriately announced this year’s IDY theme as “Yoga for Humanity.” Yoga, as we all know, is a practice that brings happiness, health, and peace from within, as well as deepening a sense of continuous connection between one’s inner consciousness and the outside world. IDY 2022 will be successful in properly propagating this theme. Special programmes for especially abled people, transgender people, women, and children have been designed this year, focusing on Yoga for Humanity. Human values, which are a key component of Yoga education in schools, are also highlighted. This year, our villages/Gram Panchayats will see a large turnout as the Common Service Centres (CSCs) promote the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) for practice and training, and millions of villagers are expected to participate in the IDY 2022.

The link for downloading Common Yoga Protocol is

Digital Resources for Yoga

A) CYP Videos (Hindi, English and 14 Regional Languages)

S. No. IDY Videos – Common Yoga Protocol YouTube Video Links
1. International Day of Yoga 2019 | Common Yoga Protocol – HINDI  
2. International Day of Yoga 2019 | Common Yoga Protocol- ENGLISH  
3. Common Yoga Protocol- Manipuri, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
4. Common Yoga Protocol-Kannada, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
5. Common Yoga Protocol- Sanskrit, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
6. Common Yoga Protocol-Marathi, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
7. Common Yoga Protocol- Malayalam, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
8. Common Yoga Protocol-Bengali, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
9. Common Yoga Protocol- Kashmiri, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
10. Common Yoga Protocol-Tamil, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
11. Common Yoga Protocol-Urdu, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
12. Common Yoga Protocol-Telgu, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
13. Common Yoga Protocol-Assamese, International Day of Yoga – 2016  
14. Common Yoga Protocol-Punjabi (Full Version), International Day of Yoga – 2016  
15. Common Yoga Protocol-Oriya (full version), International Day of Yoga – 2016  
16. Common Yoga Protocol-Gujarati (Full Version), International Day of Yoga – 2016  
17. YouTube channel of the Director of MDNIY  

B) Links of MoA’s Website, Social Media Platforms and Institutions

S. No. Ministry Of Ayush/ Institutes Website Links
1. Ministry of Ayush Website
2. Yoga Portal – Ministry of Ayush
3. Ministry of Ayush – YouTube Channel
4. Ministry of Ayush – Facebook Page
5. Ministry of Ayush – Twitter
6. Ministry of Ayush – Instagram
7. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY)
8. Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)
9. National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune