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As the International Day of Yoga is around the corner, the world is gearing up to mark June 21 with great fervor. People from all walks of life are joining Yoga programs across the world to celebrate the day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modiwhile appreciating efforts of several countries in promoting Yoga, retweeted some of the pictures posted by Indian embassies in different nations, including Australia, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates, and France.
Governments of many countries mark the day in a substantial way with thousands taking part in mass Yoga events across the nation.
The PM also urged all the nations to enrich the Yoga programs with their participation.
Across all continents, the #YogaDay2019 celebrations have begun with immense fervour. I urge you all to join the Yoga Day programmes in your respective nations and enrich the Yoga programmes with your participation. pic.twitter.com/bmA5ublVYE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2019
Among the most beautiful aspects of Yoga is that it is easy to practice and convenient too. All you need is some empty space and a mat! People across all age groups can practice it.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2019
Glad that South Africa is marking #YogaDay2019 with enthusiasm. https://t.co/UhCDHIAmSe
5TH INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA : CURTAIN RAISER EVENT ON SATURDAY THE, 08th JUNE 2019 AT ROTARY CLUB NUWARA ELIYA— India in Kandy (@AhciKandy) June 14, 2019
On this occasion, various Yoga exercises, seated and standing poses were demonstrated by the participants.
ADOPT YOGA FOR PEACE AND HEALTHY LIFE !!! pic.twitter.com/egUKbne97r
The countdown has begun for the— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) June 15, 2019
5th International Day of Yoga @UN
Date: Thursday 20 June 2019
Venue: North Lawn
Time: 1730 - 1930 hours#YogaDay2019 #IDY2019 @GRUN_NY @UN_News_Centre pic.twitter.com/bhcPP8L9y3
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated every year on June 21 since its inception in 2015. The concept of the International Yoga Day was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014.
PM Modi’s push towards yoga and awareness towards the plus points of yoga has been a personal project. Earlier, PM Modi had also posted a 3D instructional video of him doing yoga on Twitter.
On June 12, PM Modi tweeted a video of his animated version performing the 'Vakrasana' or the spinal twist yoga pose that he said helps spinal cord in gaining flexibility. Demonstrating 'Vakrasana', the animation took the gathering step by step through each detail and also explained the benefits.
PM Modi is likely to join an event in Ranchi this year.
By Sowmya Sangam