Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will lead the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia on June 21. The Statue of Unity has been selected as one of the 75 iconic sites for the nationwide observation of the eighth edition of the IDY, the health ministry said in a statement.

On June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the IDY celebrations from the Mysuru Palace in Karnataka. According to the release, PM Modi’s address will be live-streamed on DD National and other DD Channels from 6:40 am to 7:00 am.

A digital yoga exhibition will be organized at Mysuru to showcase the highlights and achievements of all the previous editions of the International Day of Yoga.

In the spirit of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ as the country celebrates its 75th year of independence, 75 iconic sites have been selected for observation in the eighth editions of IDY. The statue of unity at Kevadia in Gujarat is one of them.