The theme of the eighth International Day of Yoga is "Yoga for Humanity."

The theme was revealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his "Mann Ki Baat" programme.

The theme of the eighth International Day of Yoga is "Yoga for Humanity."
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The Ministry of Ayush has selected "Yoga for Humanity" as the theme for the seventh International Day of Yoga (IDY), which will be celebrated on June 21 in India and around the world. The theme was revealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his "Mann Ki Baat" episode.

The Ministry said that the theme for 2022 has been chosen after much deliberation and consultation and that it accurately depicts how yoga served humanity during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic by alleviating suffering, and how, in the emerging post-COVID geopolitical scenario. Additionally, it will bring people together through compassion,  kindness, foster a sense of unity, and build resilience among people around the world.