Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. The word "Yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning "to join", "to yoke" or "to unite", symbolizing the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment.

It represents a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many life style related disorders. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11th December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution (resolution 69/131) proclaiming 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY).

 IDY-2018 presents on occasion for all the Central Ministries and their Departments to come forward and spread the message about the rewards of regular practice of yoga among their staff and the public. Every individual stands to gain from the regular practice of yoga through long term benefits in health, happiness and well being. Central ministries and their Departments can play an important role in making IDY an effective national movement for health and wellness.

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