More than a million are likely to perform Surya Namaskar on Makar Sankranti: Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Ayush Shri Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said Surya Namaskar demonstration on Makar Sankranti is likely to be attended by more than 1 million people.

The Ministry of AYUSH is well prepared for the global Surya Namaskar demonstration program on January 14 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and hopes that more than a million people will participate against the target of 75 lakh. (Representative image)

The Ayush Ministry is well prepared for the global Surya Namaskar demonstration program on January 14 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and hopes that more than a million people will participate against the target of 75 lakh.

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At a virtual press meeting on Thursday, Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Minister said the Surya Namaskar demonstration on Makar Sankranti was more relevant in the current Covid-19 resurgence. “It is a proven fact that Surya Namaskar builds vitality and immunity and is therefore able to keep Corona at bay. We have set a target for 75,000 people to enroll in the program, but given the enrollment and our readiness, I’m confident we can surpass the one million mark,” he said.

“The Ministry of Ayush launched this program under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

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In this virtual meeting, Minister of State for Ayush Mahendra Munjapara said that Surya Namaskar rejuvenates mind and body. “Yoga effects on molecular genetics are being studied,” he said.

Minister Ayush Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that this program is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. “It is Surya Namaskar for vitality,” he said.

All the leading yoga institutes from India and abroad – Indian Yoga Association, National Yoga Sports Federation, Yoga Certification Board, FIT India and many governmental and non-governmental organizations participate in the event. Celebrities and athletes are expected to promote Surya Namaskar through video messages. Players and employees of SAI will also participate in the program.

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Participants and yoga enthusiasts can register on the respective portals and are required to upload videos of Surya Namaskar’s performance on January 14. The registration links are available on the respective websites and are widely distributed by the Ayush Ministry.

Participants and yoga enthusiasts can register here, here and here.

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