New Delhi, Mar 4: The AYUSH Ministry has launched a song contest as part of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations on June 21 this year.
"The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has launched an open contest for 'yoga song or yog geet' in Hindi Language...as a part of celebration of IDY on June 21 this year.
The best entry would be rewarded a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh," an official statement said. It said that every contestant individual, group or organisation can send a maximum of two entries of 3-5 minutes duration in MP3 format, the size of which is within 5 MB.
Contestants will have to send their entry through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The last date for submission of entry would be March 31.
Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik had earlier said that the IDY will be celebrated on a "grand scale" this year with the government issuing an "improved" common protocol of asanas, besides holding other events to attract people specially students.
He had said the Ministry of Human Resources Development has also been asked to organise a Yoga Olympiad to popularise the practice among students.