Ahead of the ‘International Yoga Day’, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev ‘did some wrestling practice and taught yoga’ to the two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and other wrestlers at the Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Ramdev posted the picture of him performing yoga with wrestlers on his official Twitter handle and posted this message,”Did some wrestling practice and taught some yoga to Olympian @WrestlerSushil and other wrestlers at Chhatrasal stadium.”
Talking to ANI, he described the importance and benefits of the performing arts and appealed everyone to come out of their houses and enjoy the ancient art. “I would appeal everyone to come out and perform yoga on the yoga day (June 21). Modi Ji will be in Lucknow and I will be in Ahmedabad…Yoga is compulsory for all professionals. Yoga gives you fitness, sharp memory and boosts your confidence. Hence, it is very important to exercise for a human being,” he added.
Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has also highlighted the importance of Yoga. The Uttar Pradesh CM on July 7 was seen performing few yoga postures and asanas with the U.P. Governor Ram Naik and Yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev in Lucknow a few weeks ago.
In Chhattisgarh, the government has prepared a detailed plan to celebrate the “International Yoga Day” on a grand scale which expects a gathering of around 50 lakh people across the state.
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The International Yoga Day would soon commemorate its 3rd anniversary ever since its inception on June 21, 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initially proposed the idea during his UNGA speech on September 27, 2014.