Modi stated that the growing cooperation between India and Kenya in the field of defence is a symbol of deep mutual trust and common interests of the two countries.
The award is in recognition of exemplary contribution to the development and promotion of Yoga both at national and international levels. Two national awards will be given to entities of Indian origin and two international awards will be given to entities of Indian/foreign origin. The winners will be announced on the 9th International Day of Yoga on 21 June.
The application process of the award is currently hosted on the MyGov platform (https://innovateindia.mygov.in/pm-yoga-awards-2023/). Link for the same shall also be available on the Ministry of Ayush’s website and the National Awards Portal. The application process for this year’s awards will be open till 31 March.
The selection process follows the two-tier system, for which two committees will be constituted by the Ministry of Ayush, namely the screening committee and the evaluation committee (jury). The evaluation committee is chaired by the cabinet secretary and includes members i.e. advisor to the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Secretary Ministry of Ayush and others. It decides the selection and evaluation criteria for finalising the recipients of the awards.
The Ministry of Ayush is planning to organise this year’s International Day of Yoga by ensuring massive community participation globally. The ministry will propagate the benefits of Yoga using the WHO mYoga App, Namaste App, Y-break Application and various people-centric activities and programmes. Various activities are proposed to be launched on the MyGov platform like IDY Pledge, Poll/Survey, IDY Jingle, IDY Quiz and “Yoga My Pride” Photography Contest etc.