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International Yoga Day 2018: PM Modi Inspires The Nation By Performing Asanas


Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21st June every year since its birth in 2015. Though the idea of celebrating Yoga Day was suggested by our current Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at the United Nation General Assembly.

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Recognizing the strength of Yoga as a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in Bharat. United Nations General Assembly declared international day for yoga back in 2015 as mentioned earlier.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on 21 June 2015. The Ministry of AYUSH made the necessary arrangements in India. 35,985 people, including Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 yoga asanas for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi.

Coming to 2018, PM Modi led an estimated 50, 000 volunteers to mark the fourth anniversary of International Yoga Day. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with several Union Ministers are also to host part of similar events across the country. PM Modi said that Yoga acted as a force in unifying the world and also performed various asanas as part of the celebrations.

The Dehradun event is being held at the Forest Research Institute, which has been neat and security across Dehradun tightened. PM Modi was welcomed at the Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul, Chief Minister TS Rawat and other leaders and officials.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad will take part in yoga events in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Rudraprayag, Hajipur and Patna respectively.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu will be present in Mumbai at a yoga event organized by a non-profit run by BJP’s Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will also be present on the occasion.

In Delhi, more than 10,000 people are expected to join Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Lieutenant Government Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to perform yoga on International Day of Yoga in the National Capital Region.

Let’s see the updates from all over the nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2018:

Dear Instafam , Pranayama: Prana means life (no life without breath), Ayama means practice/control. So when you practice control over breath you WILL have control over your LIFE and MIND. It not only cleanses 72000 nadis/channels, your mind and blood ,but that cleansing process translates into energy.. SHAKTI.. This power helps you positively manifest your AURA, RELATIONSHIPS,SELF-AWARENESS and GOALS. This International Yoga day start with Pranayama.. Welcome the NEW you. Inhale the future, Exhale the past..Enjoy the present. A big thankyou to @narendramodi ji who leads and inspires by example.? and @ra_rathore for keeping the momentum going so passionately #humfittohindiafit With gratitude Shilpa Shetty Kundra #internationalyogaday #yogini #power #shakti #gratitude #startyoga #swasthrahomastraho #benefits #pranayama #breathe #yoga

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