New Delhi: The Central Government on Friday as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio programme, launched international video blog competition ‘MyLifeMyYoga’ ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21.
“This year also, the Ministry of AYUSH is organising 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” Nitin Wakankar, PIB, said addressing a press conference.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always given thrust on yoga for a healthy and active life. He has 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,” he added.
PN Ranjeet Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, said, ” We have put this contest into three categories, in fact it is three into two–Male and female separate. So, total of six categories. We have below 18 years one category of youth, then above 18 years adults and yoga professionals. The judges will be eminent yoga personalities.”
First position will get Rs 1 lakh followed by Rs. 50,000 and Rs 25,000. Outside India, the Indian missions in the respective countries will be giving away the prizes. The first position globally will carry $2500 followed by $1500 and $1000.
Anyone who is on social media can be a part of this competition.
“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 country’s name,” Kumar added.