Bollywood celebrities pledge support for International Day of Yoga

With International Day of Yoga, 2020 just a day away, several celebrities and influencers have shared motivational messages and thoughts encouraging the people to participate in the 6th International Day of Yoga. With the Ministry of AYUSH encouraging ‘Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family’ to celebrate the day at home with families, lakhs of people have already committed to be part in the events of the day.

Celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Milind Soman, and Shilpa Shetty Kundra appealed to people to participate in the yoga programs even as they described yoga as a disciplined and patient way of leading our lives. They emphasise that Yoga is a practice which unites people across the world for a common cause and conveys the message of peace and harmony. These and other Yoga Day messages can be seen on the Facebook ( and other social media handles of the Ministry.

The ministry meanwhile will kickstart the day with yoga performance based on the standardised Common Yoga Protocol from the respective homes of the participants at 7am.

The ministry in association with Prasar Bharati has made arrangements for telecasting a trainer-led Yoga session on DD National to facilitate the harmonious Yoga practice. The main highlight of this televised event would be the Yoga Day Remarks of the Prime Minister, which would be televised at 6.30 am.