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Participants perform Yoga at the commemoration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 21, 2017.(PIB)
Participants perform Yoga at the commemoration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 21, 2017.(PIB)

India Showcases Merits of International Day of Yoga to World

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his greetings from Lucknow to all those joining the Yoga Day celebrations across India and said Yoga has become a part of many people’s lives today. He said Yoga’s popularity is high even outside India; and Yoga has connected the world with India.

The Prime Minister said he is glad to see several Yoga institutes take shape over the last three years, and noted that the demand for Yoga teachers is increasing. In addition to fitness, wellness is important, he said. Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness. Urging everyone to make Yoga a part of their lives, he said Yoga is about health assurance, and it is not even expensive to practice.

In New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a mass yoga demonstration to commemorate the 3rd International Day of Yoga at Rashtrapati Bhavan and noted that on the initiative of Prime Minister Modi the UN had declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga. This year, the 3rd International Day of Yoga was being observed.

President Mukherjee said that yoga is an ancient Indian practice which is very useful for curing many diseases and health disorders. It is a holistic approach to physical and mental health and well- being. He welcomed all participants to the mass yoga demonstration and urged them to practice yoga everyday as a fit mind and fit body is the abode of God.

Officers, staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan and their family members as well as residents of the President’s Estate participated in large numbers in the mass yoga event.

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in Visakhapatnam on June 21, 2017.

Foreigners in the mass performance of Common Yoga Protocol, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the M/o AYUSH and NDMC with support of Art of Living, at Lodhi Garden, New Delhi on June 21, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in Lucknow on June 21, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in Lucknow on June 21, 2017.

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Baddi, District Solan, Himachal Pradesh on June 21, 2017.

The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH, at IRIIM Campus, Mourigram, Howrah, in West Bengal on June 21, 2017.

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Baddi, District Solan, Himachal Pradesh on June 21, 2017.

The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the Ministry of AYUSH & Yoga Day Celebrations Committee, at Palakkad, Kerala on June 21, 2017.

Paramilitary personal and official of the district administration performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the district administration of Kamrup district of Assam, at Guwahati on June 21, 2017.

The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri C.H. Vidyasagar Rao and the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma participating in the International Yoga Day – 2017 celebrations, at at Isha Foundation, Coimbatore on June 21, 2017.
Spiritual leader and founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is also seen.

The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri P. Radhakrishnan performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Madurai on June 21, 2017.

Paramilitary personal and official of the district administration performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the district administration of Kamrup district of Assam, at Guwahati on June 21, 2017.

Paramilitary personal and official of the district administration performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the district administration of Kamrup district of Assam, at Guwahati on June 21, 2017.

The participants in the mass performance of Common Yoga Protocol, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the M/o AYUSH and DDA with support of Patanjali Yoga Samiti, at Dwarka, Delhi on June 21, 2017.

Paramilitary personal and official of the district administration performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the district administration of Kamrup district of Assam, at Guwahati on June 21, 2017.

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in Visakhapatnam on June 21, 2017.

Foreigners in the mass performance of Common Yoga Protocol, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, organised by the M/o AYUSH and NDMC with support of Art of Living, at Lodhi Garden, New Delhi on June 21, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, in Lucknow on June 21, 2017.

 

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