Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” in New Delhi today.
The mobile app designed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, named 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; it will create awareness and encourage a scientifically healthy living.
The App will enable in capturing both mass events being organized in public places, schools and office complexes across the country and individual enthusiasts who are performing yoga to promote the celebration of the day on 21st June and yoga performances and all other days too.
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 information gathered through this app will be shared subsequently with the Ministry of AYUSH to complement their efforts.
Healthy life of citizens improves productivity and economy of the country as a whole. Practicing Yoga is a means of maintaining a healthy society in harmony with nature and fulfil developmental aspirations.
This aspect of quality of life is aligned with the National Mission “Swasth Bharat” of the Government of India. The Department of Science & Technology 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.
You may download the app “Celebrating Yoga (DST)” from Google Play Store.
- Install and open the app.
- Share your Yoga event and submit
- View your photos and locations on Google Map