20 June, New Delhi
Supporting the call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga on June 21, MyGov will complement the effort by providing an avenue for sharing pictures of three generations of the family practicing Yoga.
MyGov, the Government of India’s citizen engagement platform under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has included this activity in the New India Championship, which is a unique initiative towards inclusion and participation by citizens in governance.
Alongside the International Yoga Day celebrations, MyGov has invited people to share photographs of three generations of family members practising yoga and submit them under the New India Championship, a two-month unique competition on MyGov.
The aim of the championship is to engage the citizens of India to demonstrate how they would like to contribute to build a ‘New India’. The activity planned for International Yoga Day fits in with this inspiring drive.
The New India Championship includes a number of activities for citizens to participate and earn points. In addition, participants can also submit their slogans on what they believe constitutes as the “New India”.
Participants can submit their entries using the hashtag #3GenYoga in the New India Championship section of the three years’ website of MyGov – threeyears.mygov.in.
Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov said, “We are very happy to take forward the vision set by our Prime Minister to ensure people’s participation. International Yoga day is one of the key missions of the government to bring together people on a common platform. Even as we engage and seek participation of people by submitting a photograph of their families across three generations, we aim to invigorate the core values of our society and help in strengthening the familial bond by ensuring people get together participate as one unit.”
The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated in 2015 after the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) unanimous declaration on December 11, 2014, following PM Modi’s call.
Ever since, this day has brought together people from all over the world to unite behind a common goal of achieving fitness and wellness through yoga.
In order to mark the third celebration of this important day, it is befitting that three generations of family members come together to share their support for yoga.
Dwivedi added, “The aim of this novel initiative is to show that the ancient Indian practice extends beyond the boundaries of age. The benefits that it brings to a person’s body, mind and soul can be enjoyed equally by children and adults. Increasing responsibilities and rapidly changing lifestyles have made day-to-day lives more demanding. Even children today are becoming increasingly burdened with stress. By practising yoga together as a family and sharing the experience, we Indians can encourage people around the world to reap the benefits of this practice. The Prime Minister has even said that this could play a crucial role in the preventive healthcare movement.”