International Yoga Day live updates | PM Modi leads celebrations, says it is forming basis for international cooperation


Here are the latest developments from the celebration of the 8th International Yoga Day on June 21

Here are the latest developments from the celebration of the 8th International Yoga Day on June 21

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Yoga along with thousands of participants at a mass demonstration in the backdrop of the iconic Mysuru Palace on June 21 and said the physical fitness regime was forming a basis for cooperation among countries, and that it can become a problem-solver.

Meanwhile, President of the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly Abdulla Shahid said that the celebration of 8th International Yoga Day under the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’ could not have come at a more opportune time as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and livelihoods, triggering a deluge of anxiety and depression.

Himachal Pradesh

On PM Modi’s call, entire world adopted Yoga: Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on June 21 said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who explained to the United Nations General Assembly the importance of yoga and appealed to the world to adopt it.

“On his call, all the countries of the world adopted yoga and resolved to celebrate the International Yoga Day every year on June 21. This is a big achievement for India,” the minister for information and broadcasting said during a yoga practice session at Katoch Palace in Sujanpur.

People are often seen performing yoga in corporate houses, offices, shopping malls and airports, Mr. Thakur said, adding ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being celebrated with the theme “Yoga for Humanity” at 75 famous historical heritage sites across the country. – PTI

Nepal

International Yoga Day celebrations in Nepal

People perform yoga during an event organised to mark International Yoga Day in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 21, 2022.
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Karnataka

‘Mysore pak’ and ‘masala dosa’ part of breakfast menu for PM at royal palace

People prepare to perform yoga in front of the Mysore Palace during the International Day of Yoga celebrations, on June 21, 2022, in Mysuru, India.

People prepare to perform yoga in front of the Mysore Palace during the International Day of Yoga celebrations, on June 21, 2022, in Mysuru, India.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21 had breakfast with the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru at the palace, where the famous ‘Mysore pak’ and ‘Mysore masala dosa” were part of the menu.

The PM, who led the Yoga Day celebrations on the premises of the ‘Amba Vilas Palace’, drove back to the palace for breakfast on the invitation from the royal family after inaugurating the ‘Innovative Digital Yoga Exhibition’ at Dasara Exhibition Grounds.

Mysuru royal scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and “Rajmata” Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, earlier in the day had shared the stage with Mr. Modi at the Yoga Day event. – PTI

Ladakh

ITBP officials celebrating International Yoga Day in Ladakh

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Governor, Raj Bhavan staff perform yoga asanas

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra performed yoga asanas with officers and employees of the Raj Bhavan on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga on June 21 and said the ancient practice is integral to holistic well-being.

He said that yoga not only keeps the body healthy but also keeps the mind positive, according to an official statement. Mr. Mishra credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking yoga to the international level and said that this is a testament to the Indian tradition of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family). – PTI

Uttar Pradesh

International Yoga Day celebrations in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others performing yoga during the 8th International Yoga Day celebration at Raj Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others performing yoga during the 8th International Yoga Day celebration at Raj Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others performing yoga during the 8th International Yoga Day celebration at Raj Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others performing yoga during the 8th International Yoga Day celebration at Raj Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
| Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Britain

Wild Kundalini Yoga class in Britain

Members of Wild Sea Women take part in a Wild Kundalini Yoga class during sunrise in Seaburn, Britain, on June 21, 2022.

Members of Wild Sea Women take part in a Wild Kundalini Yoga class during sunrise in Seaburn, Britain, on June 21, 2022.
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Members of Wild Sea Women take part in a Wild Kundalini Yoga class during sunrise in Seaburn, Britain, on June 21, 2022.

Members of Wild Sea Women take part in a Wild Kundalini Yoga class during sunrise in Seaburn, Britain, on June 21, 2022.
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Andhra Pradesh

International Yoga Day celebrations in Visakhapatnam

Minister of State for ports, shipping and waterways Shantanu Thakur (second from right) participating in a programme at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium on International Day of Yoga in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Minister of State for ports, shipping and waterways Shantanu Thakur (second from right) participating in a programme at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium on International Day of Yoga in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Participants at a programme at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium organised on the occasion of International Day of Yoga in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Participants at a programme at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium organised on the occasion of International Day of Yoga in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
| Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak

Maharashtra

International Yoga Day celebrations in Mumbai

People perform yoga in front of the Taj hotel, during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, on June 21, 2022.

People perform yoga in front of the Taj hotel, during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, on June 21, 2022.
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People perform yoga in front of the Gateway of India, during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, on June 21, 2022.

People perform yoga in front of the Gateway of India, during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, on June 21, 2022.
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Tamil Nadu

International Yoga Day celebrations in Tamil Nadu

College students performing yoga on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga at Vellalar College for Women at Thindal in Erode in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

College students performing yoga on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga at Vellalar College for Women at Thindal in Erode in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.
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Children practising asanas during the International Day of Yoga celebrations organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra at Mahatma Gandhi Stadium in Salem in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Children practising asanas during the International Day of Yoga celebrations organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra at Mahatma Gandhi Stadium in Salem in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
| Photo Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

New Delhi

Finance Minister performs yoga at Jantar Mantar

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman performs yoga during the International Yoga Day at the historic Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman performs yoga during the International Yoga Day at the historic Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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New Delhi

Delhi Lt. Governor performs yoga

Delhi Lt. Governor V.K. Saxena performing yoga during the International Yoga Day at the Connaught Place in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Delhi Lt. Governor V.K. Saxena performing yoga during the International Yoga Day at the Connaught Place in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Gujarat

People have understood importance of healthy lifestyle based on yoga: Gujarat CM

People perform yoga on the banks of the river Yamuna, during International Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, on June 21, 2022.

People perform yoga on the banks of the river Yamuna, during International Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, on June 21, 2022.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad led a crowd of nearly 7,500 people in performing yoga on Tuesday morning at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.

“More and more people have understood the importance of a healthy lifestyle based on yoga and ‘pranayam’ after the coronavirus outbreak,” Mr. Patel said addressing the participants.

The CM also said they would make available qualified yoga trainers will be with the help of the Gujarat State Yog Board, established by the State Government two years back. – PTI

Srinagar

J&K L-G Manoj Sinha leads hundreds at mass yoga programme

New Delhi

CM Kejriwal performs Yoga with hundreds of Delhiites

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performs Yoga with hundreds of Delhiites.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performs Yoga with hundreds of Delhiites.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performed Yoga asanas along with hundreds of people at Thyagaraj stadium on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Tuesday.

He appealed to people to resolve to practise Yoga and Pranayam every day. Mr. Kejriwal joined members of ‘Dilli Ki Yogashala’ along with his deputy Manish Sisodia at the stadium for the Yoga session. – PTI

Kolkata

CISF performs yoga in front of Victoria Memorial

Members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and their family members perform yoga in front of the historic Victoria Memorial monument, built during British colonial rule, on International Yoga Day in Kolkata, India, on June 21, 2022.

Members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and their family members perform yoga in front of the historic Victoria Memorial monument, built during British colonial rule, on International Yoga Day in Kolkata, India, on June 21, 2022.
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United Nations

Power of yoga is power of unity: UNGA President

The power of yoga is the power of unity for a healthier and prosperous future for all and it is here to stay, President of the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly Abdulla Shahid has said, underlining that the practice offers a holistic approach at a time when the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic that triggered a deluge of anxiety and depression.

Mr. Shahid was addressing a special commemorative event organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the U.N. on Monday.

New Delhi

Yoga India’s gift to humanity, holistic approach to health: President Kovind

The Rashtrapati Bhavan shared pictures of the President practising Yoga.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan shared pictures of the President practising Yoga.
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Yoga is India’s gift to humanity and it is a holistic approach to health and well-being, balancing mind, body and soul, President Ram Nath Kovind said on June 21, greeting people on the International Yoga Day. He also asked everyone to make Yoga a part of their daily life and experience its benefits.

Mysuru

Yoga brings peace to our universe, says PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of Indians to mark International Day of Yoga at Mysore Palace, in Mysuru, India, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of Indians to mark International Day of Yoga at Mysore Palace, in Mysuru, India, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Yoga brings peace to our universe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, as he led the main event of the International Day of Yoga in the backdrop of the iconic Mysuru Palace on June 21.

Thousands of people joined the Prime Minister in the mass Yoga demonstration. “This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us”, Mr. Modi said. “And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness.”





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