PM Modi leads 50000 people on International Yoga Day in Dehradun

PM Modi leads 50000 people on International Yoga Day in Dehradun

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a nature center here today on the International Day of Yoga and asserted that he was hopeful that the ancient Indian physical and mental practice can become a binding force for the world.

In India, more than 50,000 people joined Modi in performing yoga in the lawns of Dehradun's Forest Research Institute, in the Himalayan foothills of the northern state of Uttarakhand.

On the occasion of fourth International Yoga Day, Chhattisgarh BJP Chief Minister Raman Singh lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for initiating yoga internationally, which is extremely creditable.

People from all walks of life practiced yoga asanas (postures) under tarpaulins in the premises of Nepal Police Academy on Thursday morning. If we take up yoga everyday, we will be calm, peaceful and spiritual.

From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg yoga has become a positive influence in lives of millions.

The Prime Minister said that yoga is one of the most precious gifts and termed it is "ancient yet modern". According to Indian recognition, Yogi Shiva started teaching yoga science on this day to mankind.

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To mark the worldwide Yoga Day, Indian Embassy to Dhaka celebrated the 4th global Day of Yoga (IDY) on Thursday with the presence of 10,000 people practicing the ancient Indian discipline at Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka.

Underscoring the global impact of yoga, Modi said interest in the exercise form is growing rapidly in western countries. "Instead of dividing, Yoga unites". Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals.

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on the state visit of Suriname will also participate in the International Yoga Day celebration along with the President of Suriname and other dignitaries in Paramaribo at 0700 (local time in Suriname). The event that saw the participation of 200 people including Acting Nepali Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, was co-organized by the Patanjali Yog Peeth and the Indian Mission to Nepal.

Yoga means addition - addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.

The Yoga Day will be celebrated in Hungary's 21 cities from June 22-24. People of all ages and nationalities performed yoga in unison. Indian Vice-Presidentt M Venkaiah Naidu participated in a event that took place in Mumbai along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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