International Yoga Day 2018: The world gets ready for a grand event

 

PM Modi in Dehradun

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PM Modi performs yoga at International Yoda Day 2017. |Photo: PTI

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lead about 55,000 enthusiasts in performing asanas in Dehradun. Ahead of the yoga day, the prime minister posted a video on his Twitter handle giving a message that yoga is a "passport" to health assurance and not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit.

 

Eight yoga events scheduled in Delhi

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Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga ahead of World Yoga Day. |Photo: PTI

In New Delhi, eight events are being organised with the main event at Rajpath The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be organising events at Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Rajpath.

Celebrations by Armed Police Forces. |Photo: PTI

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Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga ahead of World Yoga Day.| Photo: PTI

 

Around 50,000 yoga enthusiasts including women personnel from various Central Armed Police Forces such as BSF, CRPF, CISF will participate in a yoga event at Red Fort organised by Brahma Kumaris.Yoga functions will also take place in Patanjali Yoga Samiti in Dwarka and Art of Living in Rohini.

 

Yoga in China

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Yoga in China.|Photo :Twitter

Celebrations will also take place in more than 150 countries, with Indian missions co-ordinating activities in landmark places. In China a yoga event was held at Longfu Temple in China

Yoga event in Cambodia

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Yoga event in Cambodia.|Photo: Twitter Narendra Modi

 

Celebrations also took place in front of iconic Angkor Wat complex of Cambodia.The event was attended by more than 1100 yoga practitioners including students, youth, government functionaries, national and international tourists etc.

 

Yoga event for the elderly

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Yoga event for the elderly.|Photo: Twitter Narendra Modi

A Yoga session at Swami Home, a nursing home for the elderly in Singapore.

Yoga in Mongolia

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Yoga in Mongolia.|Photo: Twitter Narendra Modi

The enthusiasm of the people of Mongolia was not brought down despite the heavy rain during the celebration of International Yoga Day 2018.


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