Lakhs stretch and twist on Yoga Day, PM extols yoga connect

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29 June, 2017

NY [U.S.A], June 21 (ANI): President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram Chidanand Sarawasti during the World Yoga Day celebration at the United Nations said that the day is a historic moment for Yoga and India. He said Yoga as cheap health insurance.

The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after Modi, a Yoga enthusiast lobbied for ancient Indian art. This International Yoga Day she posted a video on Instagram in which she was performing the handsome asana of Bakasana.

Yoga has also become part of education curriculum in various states, he said and added that this would make Yoga become part of one's life from student days itself. "It has granted us permission to hold yoga camps on its land and has also allowed us to promote yoga".

He also said efforts were on to standardise yoga practices in India as also the world.

India's official broadcaster All India Radio said Yoga Day celebrations were taking place in 5,000 places across the country. He said that the regular practice of yoga helps in promoting fitness of mind and body leading to a handsome life. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, wife Amruta, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar and MP Poonam Mahajan became a part of a Yoga event at Worli.

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As many as 200 employees of Gaursons India Pvt Ltd participated in the Yoga Day celebrations held at the company's office in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh this morning. "I thank Lucknowites for patiently waiting in this rain to perform yoga", he said.

It was followed by demonstration of asanas by Indian and Bangladeshi Yoga gurus.

From Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan in Lucknow and colonnaded Connaught Place in Delhi to Trafalgar Square in London and Great Wall in China, the day to celebrate the traditional wellness regime that originated in India was celebrated with vim, vigour and vitality. The battalion alone had 1,000 people participating in the event. "Today, they have sent a message across the world that yoga can be performed even in a downpour".

He said that yoga is an integral part of the Indian tradition and it unites the country.


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