Surya Namaskar virtual campaign initiative undertaken


GSDS in association with Health Fitness Trust under the aegis of the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an autonomous body under Ministry of Ayush organised a virtual campaign of inviting participants from different states to join in a virtual ‘Surya Namaskar Virtual Training Series’ as part of the celebrations to mark the 6th International Yoga Day on June 21. The campaign began from June 1 to June 21, 2020 and saw an overwhelming response from participants not just from Indian states, but also from Germany, Doha, Qatar, London (UK) and Philadelphia (US). Asian Marathon Champion, Dr. Sunita Godara initiated the campaign through which a great number of videos and photographs of participants performing the ‘Surya Namaskar’ was shared. The tag line of this years’ campaign was 21 ko 21 baar Surya Namaskar @home (on June 21, 21 times Surya Namaskar @home).
Thirty seconds video of ‘Surya Namaskar’ by children of four years to septuagenarian Smt. Manju Aggawal, retired yoga promoter and instructor from Delhi Government to first timer Mr. Anand Singh, Chemical Engineer in KHD Humboldt Wedag India Pvt Ltd I Kandharpur, Kihandour Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, the participants enthusiastically joined in the campaign was shared keeping with the theme “Build Immunity and Stay Healthy”. Participants from New Delhi, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Vadodara (Gujarat), Chandigarh (Punjab), Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu participated. Many athletes from “Delhi Fit Youth Wing”, yoga professionals, yoga instructors, gym instructors and others joined in this campaign. Even video of family members performing ‘Surya Namaskar’ was also shared.