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International Yoga Day 2017: Yoga Has Played Big Role in Uniting the World, Says PM Modi | June 21, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led thousands of yoga enthusiasts in Lucknow on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

The event is being held at Lucknow's sprawling Ramabai Ambedkar Ground.
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Jun 21, 2017 10:57 am (IST)

The age-old Indian practice has brought people from different culture and countries together and this could be clearly seen from the zeal and enthusiasm with which the people across the globe are practicing yoga. The entire world has been equally thrilled and pumped up to observe the occasion, taking a pledging to keep their body, mind and soul fit. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am (IST)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tweeted pictures of Yoga being performed in sub-zero temperatures in Patagonia, South America 

Jun 21, 2017 10:51 am (IST)

The Indian Armed Forces join in to celebrate International Yoga Day. More than 5,000 Armymen and their family members will participate in the Third International Yoga Day celebrations. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:46 am (IST)

Yoga on board submarines amid cramped conditions!

Jun 21, 2017 10:43 am (IST)

Brahma Kumaris join yoga enthusiasts at Red Fort lawns

The lawns of the Red Fort today turned into a sea of white as a huge gathering of yoga enthusiasts including followers of Brahma Kumaris joined to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. Braving rains, around 50,00 women and men, all clad in white, converged at the venue and participated in the mass yoga event organised by the Brahma Kumaris.

Jun 21, 2017 10:36 am (IST)

Earlier today, conveying his greetings to all those who joined the international Yoga Day 2017 celebrations across India and the world, Prime Minister Modi said Yoga's immense popularity outside India is high and has connected the world with India. "I am happy to see so many Yoga institutes being opened over the last three years. Demand for Yoga teachers is increasing. Apart from fitness, wellness is important. Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness," PM Modi said.

Jun 21, 2017 10:35 am (IST)

Celebrating International Yoga Day with the people of New Delhi, at an event organised by NDMC, Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Yoga is our tradition, it's our culture. Thanks to PM Modi, Yoga is now an international art; it's neither political nor religious. It brings peace, good health and unity Yoga day 2017. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:34 am (IST)

Celebrating the day with other Ministers, officials and hundreds of athletes, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tweeted 

Jun 21, 2017 10:33 am (IST)

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani shared a glimpse of the celebrations in his state.

Jun 21, 2017 10:33 am (IST)

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh tweeted, "Yoga means to 'unite'; it is the unison of body, mind & spirit to seek strength, peace & harmony for all #EveryDayYogaDay #YogaChhattisgarh"

Jun 21, 2017 10:32 am (IST)

Taking to the social media, Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal asked people to devote themselves to Yoga for a healthy body and mind. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:30 am (IST)

The third international yoga day is definitely being celebrated with overwhelming enthusiasm across the globe. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:26 am (IST)

PM Modi congratulates Lucknow sub-inspector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated a sub-inspector for writing a poem on Yoga. Lucknow Police sub-inspector Kuldeep Singh was greeted by Prime Minister Modi, who appreciated his gesture. Singh wrote the poem describing the benefits of Yoga.

Jun 21, 2017 10:18 am (IST)

A panoramic view of the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Lucknow, on 3rd International Yoga Day (Photo: PIB) 

Jun 21, 2017 10:15 am (IST)

Indian Naval Cadets perform yoga on the deck of INS Virat and Shivalik, Kamorta and on International Yoga Day.

Jun 21, 2017 10:12 am (IST)

Anna Hazare and Union Minister Ananth Kumar perform Yoga in Bengaluru. While Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Yoga in Bhopal.

Jun 21, 2017 10:10 am (IST)

In Maharashtra, CM Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu performed Yoga. Suresh Prabhu tweeted, “Glad to join the International Day of Yoga 2017 celebrations at Bandra, Mumbai with Devendra Fadnavis, Shelar Ashish, Poonam Mahajan”

Maharashtra Police personnel also perform Yoga in Mumbai. 

Jun 21, 2017 10:05 am (IST)

Connaught Place barricaded to thwart London-style attacks

The Delhi Police had received intelligence inputs about some terror outfits planning a "London-style attack" during the International Yoga Day celebrations at Connaught Place. In view of the alert warning of the attack similar to the one in London recently in which a man had ploughed a van into people, the police had barricaded with buses the entry points of roads leading to Connaught Place, sources said.

The police had only left some space for pedestrians to pass through, the sources said. This had been done to ensure that even if a vehicle tried to enter the area, it would end up ramming into these empty buses, they added.

A three-tier security layer was thrown around the area to enhance the vigil, a senior police officer said, adding, that snipers were also stationed on certain buildings to keep a hawk eye vigil.

Jun 21, 2017 10:02 am (IST)

Unlike in the past two years, there were multiple venues across the UAE for International Yoga Day. Thousands of people of different age and nationality, and health-conscious residents laid down their mats, relaxed and communed with nature to participate on Yoga Day. 

Jun 21, 2017 9:57 am (IST)

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates a mass yoga demonstration at Rashtrapati Bhavan to celebrate the 3rd International Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2017 9:50 am (IST)

South Africa celebrates international Yoga Day

Over 1,200 yoga enthusiasts in South Africa's Soweto township got their first taste of yoga on Wednesday, when they performed various 'asanas' at an event on the eve of International Day of Yoga.

The Consulate General of India in Johannesburg along with the volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation and yoga school trainers organised the event at a park in the township.

The participants included hundreds of school children who got their first taste of yoga.


Jun 21, 2017 9:47 am (IST)

Not just India, the world yoga day has overwhelming response from across the globe. 

Jun 21, 2017 9:45 am (IST)

Click to Read | Beyond World Record: Mysuru, The City Where Yoga Revived and Thrived

Grateful, the King gave the guru a wing of the Jagmohan Palace to start a yoga-shala, and thus, began Mysuru's long tryst with yoga.

Jun 21, 2017 9:44 am (IST)

The Indian Tibetan Border police also celebrated Yoga day and not in ordinary conditions. The jawans performed Yoga at the temperature of minus 25 degrees celcius in Ladakh. The jawans performing yoga in such extreme weather conditions definitely is the most precious response to the auspicious occasion of International Yoga Day. 

Jun 21, 2017 9:40 am (IST)

Hundreds of people gathered at London's Trafalgar Square, the iconic location to perform and celebrate Yoga, to mark the third International Yoga Day. The event is being organised by the Indian High Commission. (Photo: PIB)

Jun 21, 2017 9:27 am (IST)

NCC cadets from all across India performs Yoga to celebrate International Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2017 9:20 am (IST)

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Acharya Balkrishna also perform Yoga in Guwahati, on third International Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2017 9:16 am (IST)

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, tweeted a photo of yoga day celebrations in Sikkim. 

Jun 21, 2017 9:14 am (IST)

Yoga session with yoga guru Ramdev and Wrestler Sushil on International Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2017 9:12 am (IST)

Rashtriya Kissan Mahasang protest at Kisan ghat on International Yoda Day by performing Shavaasana (Photo: Nasib Singh, Network 18)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs asanas on International Yoga Day. (Image:PIB)

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