India leads the way in celebrating International Yoga Day

| Updated: Jun 21, 2017 14:49 IST

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Even as rain played a bit of a spoilsport in many places like Lucknow and Delhi, the nation gathered in large numbers at various parks and public places across the country today to mark the third International Day of Yoga brimming with excitement and energy. Dressed in white t-shirts and trousers, people stretched and twisted themselves with joy in various postures at Yoga events held across the nation. Taking to the social media, Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal asked people to devote themselves to Yoga for a healthy body and mind. "For a healthy body and mind, let us devote ourselves to Yoga - the most effective and balanced method of wellbeing #InternationalYogaDay," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For a healthy body and mind, let us devote ourselves to Yoga - the most effective and balanced method of wellbeing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalYogaDay?src=hash">#InternationalYogaDay</a> <a href="https://t.co/A0uWfUhoza">pic.twitter.com/A0uWfUhoza</a></p>&mdash; Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/sarbanandsonwal/status/877325459112869890">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said, "Yoga means to 'unite'; it is the unison of body, mind & spirit to seek strength, peace & harmony for all #EveryDayYogaDay #YogaChhattisgarh" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yoga means to &#39;unite&#39;; it is the unison of body, mind & spirit to seek strength, peace & harmony for all <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EveryDayYogaDay?src=hash">#EveryDayYogaDay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YogaChhattisgarh?src=hash">#YogaChhattisgarh</a> <a href="https://t.co/0kzuCZPOoq">pic.twitter.com/0kzuCZPOoq</a></p>&mdash; Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/drramansingh/status/877001387061727232">June 20, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani shared a glimpse of the celebrations in his state. "Greetings on International Yoga Day. Sharing glimpses of #YogaDay2017 at Ahmedabad." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Greetings on International Yoga Day. Sharing glimpses of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YogaDay2017?src=hash">#YogaDay2017</a> at Ahmedabad. <a href="https://t.co/fbbJv7SwDr">pic.twitter.com/fbbJv7SwDr</a></p>&mdash; Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) <a href="https://twitter.com/vijayrupanibjp/status/877348219088515074">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "?? ???? ?? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ???? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ??????: ???? #YogaDay2017." Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's Office tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr">?? ???? ?? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ???? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ??????: ???? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YogaDay2017?src=hash">#YogaDay2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/xhczrxYxth">pic.twitter.com/xhczrxYxth</a></p>&mdash; CMO Madhya Pradesh (@CMMadhyaPradesh) <a href="https://twitter.com/CMMadhyaPradesh/status/877343554691092480">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed to everyone to make Yoga an inseparable part of their life. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yoga?src=hash">#Yoga</a> not only helps with physical fitness but also boosts efficiency & confidence.<br>I appeal to make <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yoga?src=hash">#Yoga</a> an inseparable part of your life! <a href="https://t.co/u3HPzPUvwR">pic.twitter.com/u3HPzPUvwR</a></p>&mdash; Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dev_Fadnavis/status/877325842824667136">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Celebrating the day with other Ministers, officials and hundreds of athletes, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tweeted- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Yoga for Health&quot;, attended International Yoga Day with Union Minister <a href="https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar">@PrakashJavdekar</a>, State ministers,officials and hundreds of athletes <a href="https://t.co/gIDhOf9cWz">pic.twitter.com/gIDhOf9cWz</a></p>&mdash; N Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh/status/877358677786849280">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Sharing glimpses of Yoga Day 2017 from Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yoga?src=hash">#Yoga</a> is an ancient practice symbolizing the union of body and consciousness - a pathway to finding inner peace & happiness. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YogaDay2017?src=hash">#YogaDay2017</a></p>&mdash; Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) <a href="https://twitter.com/VasundharaBJP/status/877363294125801473">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also had words of wisdom to share on the day. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr">?????????????? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ??? ?????? ????????? ????????? ??? ? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalYogaDay2017?src=hash">#InternationalYogaDay2017</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YogaDay?src=hash">#YogaDay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yoga?src=hash">#Yoga</a> <a href="https://t.co/g5efAsIjXz">pic.twitter.com/g5efAsIjXz</a></p>&mdash; Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) <a href="https://twitter.com/myogiadityanath/status/877363431820734464">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Celebrating International Yoga Day with the people of New Delhi, at an event organised by NDMC, Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Yoga is our tradition, it's our culture. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Celebrating <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalYogaDay?src=hash">#InternationalYogaDay</a> with the people of New Delhi, at an event organised by NDMC. Yoga is our tradition, it&#39;s our culture. <a href="https://t.co/Eaqyt7JPZd">pic.twitter.com/Eaqyt7JPZd</a></p>&mdash; M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) <a href="https://twitter.com/MVenkaiahNaidu/status/877351038528782336">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks to PM Modi, Yoga is now an international art; it&#39;s neither political nor religious. It brings peace, good health & unity <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yogaday2017?src=hash">#Yogaday2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/wa0ZBcMg36">pic.twitter.com/wa0ZBcMg36</a></p>&mdash; M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) <a href="https://twitter.com/MVenkaiahNaidu/status/877360390979461121">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the day's celebrations while addressing the gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, and said that Yoga has become an integral part of every Indian household. Conveying his greetings to all those who joined the Yoga Day 2017 celebrations across India and the world, Prime Minister Modi said Yoga's immense popularity outside India is high and has connected the world with India. "I am happy to see so many Yoga institutes being opened over the last three years. Demand for Yoga teachers is increasing. Apart from fitness, wellness is important. Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness," Prime Minister Modi said. The international day for yoga is celebrated annually since its inception in 2015. (ANI)

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