International Yoga Day: Modi kicks off global event, Pakistan joins in

International Yoga Day: Modi kicks off global event, Pakistan joins in

Addressing the huge gathering, PM Narendra Modi said, “Yoga has connected India with the world as it is immensely popular outside the country”. He spoke of the many health benefits that Yoga has for the human body and of it being a medium to attain wellness. Mr Fadnavis celebrated International Yoga Day in Mumbai with 600 children from farmers’ families in tribal districts of the state.

There were more than 44 million people who took oath to make Yoga as a part of their life.

As part of International Yoga Day 2017, personnel of Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (NE) participated in mass yoga in another programme at the Coast Guard Regional Hq in Kolkata.

Over 1,200 yoga enthusiasts in South Africa’s Soweto township also got their first taste of yoga.

He urged the participants to practice yoga everyday as a fit mind and a fit body were the abode of God.

He said he was excited that the exercise was gradually gaining grounds within the country and especially among young folks, disclosing that his ministry has started talking with schools across the country to have it introduced to students. In the last three years, new yoga training institutes have developed, demand for yoga trainers and training institutes have been rising.

He lauded the citizens and yoga enthusiasts in Lucknow for coming in large numbers braving incessant rains.

Yoga guru Ramdev performed yoga in Ahmedabad. “Yoga is an ancient Indian physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims to transform man”, it said.

Around 50,000 people were estimated to have attended the event, where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik along with other dignitaries from Uttar Pradesh performed complex asanas.

Several government employees and officials also participated in a yoga session led by Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot at the state secretariat. The event made it to the Guinness World Records with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and 84 nationalities being part of it.

Yoga is a healthy practice for everybody who performs it the right way.