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Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Sammans instituted by IB Ministry for best media coverage of the event
Ahead of International Yoga Day to be observed on 21st June, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced the institution of awards for the media called Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Sammans (AYDMS).

He said that the practice and propagation of Yoga has led to "Healthy life, Healthy living, Wellness and Prevention of Disease".

Yoga is one of India's gifts to the world and has become the mantra of New India Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yoga has been universally acknowledged by the United Nations and is now practiced globally around  200 countries on 21st June every year, he added in a release..

"Acknowledging the positive role & responsibility of media in disseminating the outreach of Yoga in India and abroad, the Minister said the Ministry of I&B has instituted the First AYDMS from this year to mark the contribution of media in spreading the message of Yoga," reads the release.  The Samman to be conferred on Media Houses would be given under the following categories:

He announced that Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS) will be be conferred to Media Houses engaged in Print Media, Electronic and (Television & Radio).

In all, 33 Sammans under 3 categories ( print media, TV and radio) will be conferred. The duration of the coverage for AYDMS would be from 10th June to 25th June, 2019, and the contribution of Media in popularising of Yoga would be assessed by 6 Juries.

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