International Yoga Day 2019: Celebrations across the nation

International Yoga Day is marked every year on June 21 since its inception in 2015

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The concept of yoga day was formally proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other participants performs yoga during a mass yoga event at Prabhat Tara Ground in Ranchi

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Mumbaikar Celebrates the International Yoga Day at Marine Drive in Mumbai

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav along with other MP's and officials perform Yoga

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Indian Army personnel perform yoga in the icy ranges of the Himalayas

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CISF personnel along with others perform yoga at Victoria Memorial ground in Kolkata

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President Ram Nath Kovind along with the officials takes part in the 5th International Day of Yoga event at the Ceremonial Hall in Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Indian Army personnel perform yoga to mark the 5th International Day of Yoga

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Navy personnel perform International Yoga Day on board INS Viraat in Mumbai

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Volunteers perform yoga during the 5th International Day of Yoga at Rajpath

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Indian Army personnel perform yoga in the icy ranges of the Himalayas

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Sex workers participate in a yoga session on the eve of 5th International Yoga Day in Mumbai

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Students practice yoga during a training session at a school in Ahmedabad

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Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India

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Modi founded the ministry of AYUSH which deals with natural methods of treatment including Yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha

World's shortest woman Jyoti Amge (25) and Yoga exponent Dhanshri Lekurwale practice yoga in Nagpur

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Why is International Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested that International Yoga Day be celebrated on June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

Gurukul students perform Yoga, at Swaminarayan Gurukul, in Surat

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Indian Navy personnel perform Yoga on the deck of Indian Navy Ship (INS) Ranvir in the Bay of Bengal

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Students form the logo of ICC Cricket World Cup trophy to cheer their team as they perform Yoga at a school in Chennai

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