Ocean Ring of Yoga

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Initiative undertaken by the Indian government to mark the International Yoga Day.


  • An initiative to promote yoga in the Indian Ocean region.


  • Part of 9th International Yoga Day observation
    • Observed on June 21st (date coincides with Northern Hemisphere’s Summer Solstice).
    • Theme for 2023: “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”
    • Concept of International Yoga Day proposed by India at the 69th UNGA Session in 2014.
    • The 1st edition was observed in 2015.


  • Naval and merchant vessels organized Common Yoga Protocol demonstrations at friendly countries’ ports and vessels.
  • 19 Indian Navy ships have been involved in this undertaking.


  • Initiative of AYUSH Ministry, Ministry of Defence and other ministries.
  • Organized by the Indian Navy


  • Ports of
    • Chattogram, Bangladesh- by INS Kiltan
    • Safaga, Egypt- by INS Chennai
    • Jakarta, Indonesia- by INS Shivalik
    • Mombasa, Kenya- by INS Sunayna
    • Toamasina, Madagascar- by INS Trishul
    • Muscat, Oman- by INS Tarkash
    • Colombo, Sri Lanka- by INS Vagir
    • Phuket, Thailand- by INS Sumitra
    • Dubai, UAE- by INS Brahmaputra


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