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June 17, 2019 11:20
Yoga Day Celebrations Begin Across the Globe

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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.

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

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