On the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a large yoga demonstration in Mysuru on June 21.
After a two-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the programme is back in physical form.
According to Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be observed in 75 landmark locations across the country and will focus on branding India on a worldwide scale.
According to Sonowal, the proposed plan is to start broadcasting from Japan, the home of the rising sun, at 6 a.m. local time and end in New Zealand.
A series of huge activities are being planned in the lead up to the day, including a 25-day countdown to be held on May 27 in Hyderabad, with over 10,000 Yoga fans expected to attend the demonstration.
Shivdol (50-day countdown on May 2) and the Red Fort here hosted previous mega countdown celebrations (75-day countdown on April 7).
Around 70 countries are expected to take part in the relay. The event will be attended by Union politicians, cinema and sports figures, as well as Yoga specialists and lovers.
Apart from the main event in Mysuru, the Guardian Ring — a relay Yoga streaming event — will capture and weave together digital feeds of International Day of Yoga programmes organised by Indian missions around the world on June 21.