International Yoga Day 2018: #YogaFor9to5
Carrying on the crusade for Women on International Yoga Day 2018, WCD Ministry launches Yoga Day Contest: #YogaFor9to5. Seen in the file picture is Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi taking part in Yoga session with Anganwadi Children and kick start International Day of Yoga celebration at all the Anganwadis, in New Delhi on June 17, 2017.

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Women now have even more reasons to participate in the International Yoga Day 2018, as Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched ‘#YogaFor9to5’: A contest focused on generating awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at Workplace for Women.
The said contest invites self-demonstration Videos & Pictures of Yoga Asanas being practiced during office hours. “The idea is to make people aware at large that effortless Yoga Asanas can help in transforming one’s lives especially during a hectic working day. Yoga at work helps keep the inner self calm and also aids in achieving the perfect balance between mind and body, to achieve maximum productivity at work,” said Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development.

The Ministry has been constantly engaging with netizens through regular online contests. For this contest, ‘#YogaFor9to5’, the Ministry proposes to invite entries on easy Yoga Asanas which can calm Women during her work hours. The deadline for the contest is June 21, 2018. Interested participants can submit their applications in the form of a self-demonstration video or multiple pictures and mail it to

International Yoga Day is celebrated globally in order to generate awareness about the benefits and life changing effects that Yoga has in our day to day lives. The Contest aims to imbibe Yoga in our daily lives especially during work. The Ministry supports the idea of inculcating yoga in our daily lives.

The participants will be judged on the basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit and visual impact. The WCD Ministry is actively engaging with the netizens on social media platforms by organising contests to generate awareness on women and children issues.

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