PM on International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day: India takes a deep breath with Modi on the mat

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

The 67-year-old leader, who lobbied for global recognition of Yoga Day in 2014, landed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand late Wednesday, but was up early to take his position on a bright orange yoga mat.

"From Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, Yoga is everywhere".

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide. And we are very happy to see that it has got universal acceptance, and as I said, yoga has always been a unifying force and we have seen the development of yoga in the last four years and the kind of positive movement is certainly wonderful.

The noted Yoga guru Ramdev will also be conducting a yoga session in the city of Kota. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.

On June 21, he will lead a massive mass yoga event in Dehradun.

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#07:15 AM: India should be honoured to be "guardians" of yoga: "We should be proud of our culture". Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice".

Modi stated: 'Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. "Yoga is exactly doing that", he said. In Yoga, we have the flawless solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society. It is a passport for wellness.

From the LAC to icy heights of Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) at the world's highest battlefield of Siachen to the mountains and plains, the security forces guarding borders and fighting terrorists performed yoga across Jammu and Kashmir.

In Tokyo, around 80 people - mainly in their 60s and 70s - took part in a special yoga session organised through the Indian Embassy in the Zojoji Temple, the two-storey red shrine in the shadow of Tokyo Tower.

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