Third International Yoga Day marked

Pauline Gross
June 26, 2017

Addressing the participants in Lucknow, Modi said yoga, which connects body with mind and intelligence, was on Wednesday playing an important role in connecting the whole world with India.

The Prime Minister also said that yoga had created a "job market globally", and pointed out that attempts were being to standardise the practice across the world.

Despite the driving rain, Modi performed aasanas along with UP governor Ram Naik, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy CMs Keshav Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and the entire UP cabinet. He also expressed his gratitude to those who waited hours in the rain to perform yoga with the Prime Minister. Asanas is a type of Yoga where the word Asanas referred to both the place and the posture of performer.

"Thank you to people across the world who took part in #YogaDay2017 programmes in their countries".

International Yoga day was celebrated in Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University with fervour as teachers, staff and students joined in.

21 de junio de 2017, 08:07New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Indians today turned the country into an huge mosaic of multicolored mats for the International Yoga Day.

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On his part, His Excellency, Birender Singh Yadav, was full of praise for the government of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for committing its full support to encouraging the celebrations and the sports in the country.

"More than fitness, more than being healthy, people now yearn for wellness".

"It was a very nice gesture of prime minister to come out of the dry comfort of his waterproof tent and do yoga with us in the open".

The Consulate General of India in Johannesburg along with the volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation and yoga school trainers organised the event at a park in the township.

"There are many countries which don't know our language, are not aware about Indian culture or traditions but they too are practising yoga".

While recognising the value of Yoga and Modi's efforts in taking it to the world, Adityanath said, "Yoga should be a way of life".

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