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International Day of Yoga being celebrated today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message was clear as he lead close to 40,000 people at Ranchi’s Prabhat Tara ground in Jharkhand. He performed various ‘asanas’ throughout the 30-minute-long session marking the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations.

Yoga connects people across boundaries and the world has taken up the Prime Minister’s call to make Yoga a global movement. PM Modi gave a call to take the journey of Modern Yoga from the cities to the villages, to the poor and to every corner of the nation. He stressed that need of the hour is to make yoga an integral part of the life of every person.

Addressing the yoga enthusiasts, Prime Minister gave the motto of “Yoga for peace, harmony and progress” He emphasised that health and wellness were central to Yoga and Ancient Indian philosophy and said that it requires discipline and commitment as a way of life. He added that the government has been working to make Yoga a pillar of preventive healthcare.

People from all walks of life were seen performing yoga asanas and were thrilled as the Prime Minister led them in the demonstration

Before leaving the venue, Prime Minister Modi greeted the crowd at the ground. The enthusiasm of the people made it evident that they had taken up the PM’s call to make Yoga an essential part of their lives.

President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated an event to mark the International Day of Yoga at Ceremonial Hall at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. President said International Day of Yoga is being celebrated at Rashtrapati Bhavan since 2015. He sais that it’s not just an event, it’s a way to make yoga an integral part of our life.

Vice President M Venkaih Naidu on Friday participated in Yoga Program organized by the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at the historic Red Fort Grounds in Delhi.

Vice president said that Yoga is a sublime expression of the quest for excellence, for synthesis and for harmony. It is an eloquent epitome of the Indian world view.

He added that Yoga advocates that to the extent we reduce the external paraphernalia in our life, and even clear away the clutter of our mind, the more we will be able to concentrate and find inner peace.

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar performed the Yogasana at Rajpath. Speaking on the occasion, the union minister said that the practice and propagation of Yoga has led to “Healthy life, Healthy living, Wellness and Prevention of Disease”.

Union Minister Smriti Irani performed Yoga with citizens of Bijwasan in Delhi on the occasion of 5th International Day of Yoga in Dwarka.

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