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Here’s Your Official Logo for International Yoga Day

in Events, World News, YD News

Set for June 21, International Yoga Day is rapidly approaching – it’s almost May, already! Are you excited? Well, get excited now because we have an official logo, and everyone knows without a logo, nothing is really real.

Here it is!

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What do you think?

The image was unveiled Wednesday by India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, and Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for AYUSH - the country’s new Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

Representing “harmony and peace,” the logo arrives just under two months before the big day, but also less than 5 months after International Yoga Day was hereby declared by the UN in December. And that decision, which was supported by 177 countries, came less than 12 weeks after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed it. Now that is maybe what you would call a power yoga move.

At the logo unveiling, Swaraj drew attention to the “world record” saying the proposal was passed within a record time of 75 days and that this is the first resolution in which 177 countries had come on board to be co-sponsors. “Even to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 165 countries had become co-sponsors,” she noted, which is…wow, OK.

Sure there are 177 countries signed up, but the aim for India is to get all 193 United Nations (UN) members involved. And for the countries still holding out? They’ll just celebrate at the embassies.

“We will observe the day going beyond the 177 countries who have helped pass the resolution by bringing in the rest as well. Internal events will be organized at the Embassy premises in those countries where local regulations do not permit holding of yoga,” Swaraj said.

For a little breakdown of the logo, they’ve put out a handy infographic.

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  • Folding of both hands in the logo symbolizes Yoga, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature, the holistic approach to health and well being, a senior government official said.
  • The brown leaves in the logo symbolize the earth element, the green leaves the nature, blue the fire element while the sun symbolises the source of energy and inspiration.
  • The logo reflects harmony and peace for the humanity which is the essence of Yoga.

As for the day’s festivities, so far, the Indian Embassy is collaborating with the DC yoga community for a day-long event at the Mall in Washington. We await further details about events on a national and local level in US and other countries.

Are you planning any celebratory events? International Yoga Day (June 21) is also the same day as the Solstice, by the way, which was a smart choice since it’s already a celebrated day for many yogis.

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14 comments… add one

  • Kishore Kavadia

    Kindly correct (in write up) blue colour represents water element and not fire element.
    Regards
    Kishore Kavadia

  • Gopi

    I am very much thankful to Modiji for recognising the Yoga Globally and observing the International Day of Yoga…

    I am going to organise the event in Yangang being a Yoga teacher certified by Patanjali Yog Pith Haridwar…

    Wish u all Happy Yoga Day

    Regards from
    Gopi D Pokhrel

  • dr.Subhash chauhan

    Thnx Modi ji.. Fr reliased d world the power of yoga… Nw another mission is ayurveda (d science of life)…. These r d only way fr ‘sarve santu niramaya’.. I m feeling proud to b Indian.. Aao apna Hindustan khud sanware..on dis spcl day m also going to oganised yoga camp in my mother land my village chiwan bangan dist. Uttarkashi ( uttarakhand ) wish u all happy yoga day… With regard Dr.subhash chauhan ( Medical officer) (mastery in yoga n marma therapy) deprt. Of ayush govt of uttrakhand.

  • I am a yoga teacher myself. Very happy to celebrate first international yoga day.

  • Grateful n thankful to honourable PM sir for bringing yoga to world platform.

  • vijith.v

    Plzz..tell me..Who is the creator of this logo…

  • Jai P Agarwal

    I am really impressed that under the dynamic leadership of the young Indian PM Narendra Bhai Modi grandest ever success has been achieved in the domain of Yoga, the eternal science of health, happiness and holistic peace. Nobody would ever believe that such a large body of humans would laid this day on the floor of roads of New Delhi for the First International Yoga Event launched with the sole efforts of Shri Modi. May God bless humanity for their good intentions to make peace and harmony as a way of life not just for them but for humanity at large across the globe.

  • udaya narampady, kasaragod, kerala

    i am very happy about this programme, this is my ambition long before,from 20 years, i practiced yoga from 1980.

  • Thanks you all for supporting 21 june as International Yoga day. We have celebrated the same on very large scale in Delhi 2500 people participated. Now we have organising Hasyayoga Conference on 2-3-4 October, 2015 at Ujjain, India for Health & happiness.

  • jannatul firdoush

    yoga to bulkul sahi hai ,
    par naa jaane kyu Hindu dharm ka path padhane lagte hai

  • ramarao

    YOGA has been prevalent since time immemorial. it was there before SRI RAMA, SRI KRISHNA,BUDHA,JESUS CHRIST, PROPHET MOHAMMED.
    yoga is a science of body and spirit and the joining of both through the BREATH, which is part of nature. there is no religion in yoga. it is fundamentally a body-mind science. and it benifits HUMANITY. pick a book on pranayama and start practicing it, and you are sure to be healthy in both mind and spirit. add yoga-asanas and you will glow with health. and add MEDITATION and you will bring peace within and into the environment. it is the harbinger of world peace.
    it is best to leave sectarianism out of YOGA and unite the world and bring in world peace. thanks for reading.

  • Dr. V.P. Jalili

    Kindly let me know the process for using the international yoga day logo for a good cause to propagate and promote yoga. kindly provide permission for the same. so that we can use this logo for print in the march issue of journal of pierre fauchard academy which is a scientific journal on dentistry of great repute.kindly provide details on jpfa@rediffmail.com

  • Dr. V.P. Jalili

    Kindly let me know the process for using the international yoga day logo for a good cause to propagate and promote yoga. kindly provide permission for the same. so that we can use this logo for print in the march issue of journal of pierre fauchard academy which is a scientific journal on dentistry of great repute.kindly provide details on jpfa@rediffmail.com
    Kindly respond as soon as possible.
    Thanking you.

  • R. Govindaraj

    Being a Central Government Officer and as instructed we are having a yoga session on 21.06.2016 and all Officers will be performing yoga asana as part of mass yoga performance.

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