Mumbai: Ahead of International Yoga day on June 21, the central government of India has launched an international video blog competition named ‘MyLifeMyYoga’, which Prime minister Narendra Modi had talked about in his radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Nitin Wakankar, PIB, while addressing a press conference said, “This year also, the Ministry of AYUSH is organizing the sixth International Day of Yoga in a big way. Due to the pandemic nature of COVID-19, this year the mass gatherings would be avoided, so social and digital media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram shall be used for various engagements”.
He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always given thrust on yoga for a healthy and active life. He recently announced My Life My Yoga video blogging contest in Mann Ki Baat. The key stakeholders for this competition are ICCR and the Ministry of AYUSH. ICCR will manage the international administration of the competition and domestic administration shall be managed by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Joint Secretary of Ministry of AYUSH PN Ranjeet Kumar said, “The contest started with PM’s announcement when he spoke to the nation on May 31. The goal is to engage people and to understand their personal yoga stories. This effort will go even beyond the contest.”
The contest has three categories, it is three into two- Male and female separate. Below 18 years one category of youth, and above 18 years adults and yoga professionals. The judges for the competition will be eminent yoga personalities.
The first prize within the country will get Rs 1 Lakh followed by Rs 50000 and Rs 25000. Outside India, Indian missions in the respective countries will be giving away $2500 for the first position, followed by $1500 and $1000.
For participation the ministries’ social media handles like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will be prime platforms.
“We have simplified it, anyone who is on social media can just walk into the contest. When you post the video, you have to tag the Ministry of AYUSH, then use two hashtags one is the name of the contest followed by the country’s name,” Kumar added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to take part in the Yoga data program at Leh, but due to the COVID19 crisis, nothing is final.