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Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” to Connect People with Yoga

Harsh Vardhan launching a mobile app on “Celebrating Yoga”, ahead of the International Day of Yoga 2017, in New Delhi on June 19, 2017

Harsh Vardhan launching a mobile app on “Celebrating Yoga”, ahead of the International Day of Yoga 2017, in New Delhi on June 19, 2017

As nearly 80% of the 1.3 billion people of India are Hindus, it becomes a virtual compulsion for all political parties to woo Hindu voters. Politicians, therefore, play all types of tricks to bind Hindus with a common thread. Yoga is one of them.

An Indian Minister for Science & Technology Harshvardhan launched Monday a Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” developed by Department of Science & Technology (DST) in New Delhi.

The Mobile App has been developed on the occasion of International Day of Yoga (21st June, 2017). The purpose of the App is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to practice it for a scientifically healthy living.

This aspect of quality of life is aligned with the National Mission “Swasth Bharat” (healthy India) of the Government of India.

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The DST has launched a research programme “Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)” under its Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI).

As Yoga and Meditation are interdisciplinary endeavors that interface with Neuroscience, Medicine, Psychology, Engineering, Philosophy etc., Yoga can contribute in a holistic way to derive integrated benefits.

Celebrating Yoga provides a platform to share information and insights about peoples’ participation in Yoga activities on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2017; create awareness and encourage a scientifically healthy living.

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The App will enable in capturing both mass events being organized in public places, schools and office complexes across the country.

The App will be connected with Google Map where shared information can been seen by the users. Subsequently the information posted will also be visible on DST website through a social wall. The App “Celebrating Yoga (DST) can be downloaded from Google Play Store:

· Install and open the app.

· Share your Yoga event and submit

· View your photos and locations on Google Map

The information gathered through this App will be shared subsequently with the Ministry of AYUSH to complement its efforts.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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