International Yoga Day 2018 LIVE UPDATES: PM Modi leads celebrations, says ‘yoga assimilates, heals’

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International Yoga Day 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts at the iconic British-era building of Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun to celebrate the 4th Yoga Day.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts at the iconic British-era building of Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun to celebrate the 4th International Yoga Day. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. He said that in yoga, “we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society”. The PM added that instead of dividing, yoga unites. “Instead of further animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals.”

He also noted that India’s proposal for the Yoga Day at the United Nations was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it. The PM had earlier participated in yoga celebrations at Rajpath in New Delhi in 2015, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh in 2016 and the Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Lucknow in 2017.

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  • 07:23 (IST)

    Kota set to make world record

    Kota is set to create world record for the most number of people performing at one place at a same time. It has been learnt that a team of Guinness World Records will observe the whole event which will be led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Yoga expoenent Baba Ramdev

19:10 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Prakash Javadekar celebrated Yoga Day at Mumbai
19:09 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
HRD Ministry approves inter-university yoga centre in S-VYASA university

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced the setting up of an inter-university yoga centre at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bengaluru. 

18:57 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Haryana CM announces setting up of 'Yog Aayog' in state

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has y announced that his government would set up a 'Yog Aayog' in the state. Urging the people to make practising yoga an integral part of their daily routine to energise their body and mind, he said the 'Yog Aayog' will promote yoga in the state.

18:53 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Indian Army personnel participated in a Yoga session at Siachen base
18:53 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
ITBP personnel celebrated Yoga dat at Sikkim's Lepcha
18:39 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Ahmedabad: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani marked Yoga day
18:33 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
UN Women marks International Yoga day
18:30 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Sushma Swaraj performed yoga at European Parliament in Brussels
18:29 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
BSF marks Yoga day along Indo-Bangla border
18:28 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
BSE marks Yoga day
18:27 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga day celebrated along the LAC

International Yoga day was celebrated along the Line of Actual Control at Daulat Beg Oldie. 

18:25 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Indian Army marks Yoga day at its Gwalior Military station
18:23 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Jammu and Kashmir Governor marks Yoga day
18:23 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
BJP's Maharashtra president celebrated Yoga day

Raosaheb Danve Patil, president of Maharashtra BJP celebrated Yoga day in his Loksabha Constituency at Bhokardan. 

18:14 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Union Minister Parshottam Rupala marks Yoga day
18:12 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Suresh Raina marks Yoga day
18:09 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Sania Mirza marks Yoga day
18:08 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Russia celebrated fourth International Yoga Day today
18:07 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Bangladesh: High Commission of India marks Yoga day
18:06 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Sachin Tendulkar marks Yoga Day
18:04 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Denmark: Indian High Commission marks Yoga day

The Indian High Commission at Denmark has organised a Yoga camp.

17:59 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Pakistan: Indian High Commission marks Yoga day

The Indian High Commission at Islamabad has organised a Yoga camp.

17:55 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Saina Nehwal marks Yoga day
17:41 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind performs Yoga at Paramaribo
17:18 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
PV Sindhu marks Yoga day
 

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17:15 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Coimbatore: Paramilitary forces marks Yoga day at Sadhguru Ashram
17:08 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
UN marks 4th International Yoga Day
17:05 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Armymen mark Yoga Day with Sadhguru at Siachen

Army personnel guarding the Siachen glacier, the highest battleground on earth, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, observed the International Day of Yoga today with Padma Vibhushan Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Sadhguru also provided them important tips to tackle challenges posed by the high altitude. Over 250 personnel deployed at various posts in Siachen, located between 18,000 to 21,000 feet, rolled out their yoga mats at the crack of dawn to practice asanas with Sadhguru, the founder of Coimbatore-based Isha Foundation.

Soldiers at army base camp, Leh practice yoga under the guidance of founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, ahead of International Day of Yoga, in Ladakh on Tuesday
Soldiers at army base camp, Leh practice yoga under the guidance of founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, ahead of International Day of Yoga, in Ladakh on Tuesday
17:01 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy joins Yoga Day celebrations

The International Yoga Day was celebrated by thousands of people with full vigour across Karnataka today. While a frenzied Yoga Day fever gripped the city with events organised in schools, colleges and army training centres, it did not figure much in the government scheme of things except for a message by CM HD Kumaraswamy. In his message, Kumaraswamy said Yoga has been very much in his family as his father, wife and others regularly do it.

16:57 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
International Yoga Day celebrations at UN headquarters
16:50 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Javdekar performs yoga in Mumbai

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga in Mumbai on Thursday.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga in Mumbai on Thursday.

16:48 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Srinagar: Children participate in Yoga Day celebrations

Students perform yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga in Srinagar on Thursday.
Students perform yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga in Srinagar on Thursday.

16:44 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga Day celebrations at Osaka
16:42 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga not part of any religion: Kerala CM Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today lauded the greatness and benefits of Yoga and said it should not be seen as part of any religious practice. Participating in the state-level International Yoga Day celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan said the LDF government has taken steps to set up a yoga and naturopathy centre of international standards in the state. "Yoga can be practised by all, irrespective of caste and religion, the senior CPI(M) leader said adding it should be done with 'free and secular' mind.

16:39 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Indian Navy personnel perform yoga on INS Sahyadri

Indian Navy personnel perform yoga on INS Sahyadri to mark the International Yoga Day, off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific on Thursday.
Indian Navy personnel perform yoga on INS Sahyadri to mark the International Yoga Day, off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific on Thursday.

16:37 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Kochi: Indian naval personnel perform yoga onboard warship

Indian naval personnel perform yoga onboard warship to mark the International Day Of Yoga in Kochi on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Indian naval personnel perform yoga onboard warship to mark the International Day Of Yoga in Kochi on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

16:32 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Art of Living joins Yoga Day celebrations
16:30 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Maneka Gandhi lauds Sania Mirza for practising prenatal yoga

Describing prenatal yoga as an exhilarating way to stay fit, Union minister Maneka Gandhi lauded tennis star Sania Mirza today for following the ancient Indian fitness regime during pregnancy. On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Mirza, who is expecting her first child in October, posted a photo of her performing a "yoga asana" on Twitter and tagged Gandhi and the Ministry of Women and Child Development to it. Gandhi lauded Mirza for following the ancient Indian fitness regime during pregnancy.

16:26 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Sania Mirza performs prenatal yoga on International Yoga Day
16:23 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
School children celebrate International Yoga Day in Chennai

School children sit as they form the word "Yoga Day" on the International Yoga Day in Chennai on Thursday. (REUTERS photo)
School children sit as they form the word "Yoga Day" on the International Yoga Day in Chennai on Thursday. (REUTERS photo)

16:21 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Guwahati: Sadhus perform yoga on International Yoga Day

Sadhus perform yoga on International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Thursday. (REUTERS photo)
Sadhus perform yoga on International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Thursday. (REUTERS photo)

16:13 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Kota creates world record on Yoga Day

Kota city today established a world record when around two lakh people performed yoga at one place on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day. The event took place in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia at the RAC ground.

Yoga guru Ramdev Baba and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Yoga Lesson' during the International Day of Yoga in Kota on Thursday.
Yoga guru Ramdev Baba and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Yoga Lesson' during the International Day of Yoga in Kota on Thursday.
16:08 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga makes life meaningful: MP CM

Yoga was practised across Madhya Pradesh on Thursday to mark the fourth International Yoga Day, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying yoga makes life meaningful. Chouhan performed yoga aasanas with around 500 children from various schools at the Chief Minister's residence. He told the children: "Practice yoga for half an hour every day. Practising daily will give you the benefits of yoga. Make yoga and aasanas an integral part of your lives."

15:55 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
China celebrates International Yoga Day

China on Thursday celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day with hundreds of people participating in a yoga event held in Beijing. More than 500 yoga enthusiasts performed various poses of the ancient physical discipline of India at the old premises of the Indian Embassy in the capital. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular among the Chinese, many of whom for long believed that the physical discipline originated in the US. But there are many to whom yoga comes to mind when they hear about India. There are 10,800 yoga schools in China and one India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming.

15:50 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Water Yoga in Andhra Pradesh
15:47 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga more than twisting like pretzel: Book

Yoga is not simply about twisting into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with eyes closed but something that brings consciousness and sensitivity to one's relationship with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states, says a new book. In "Yoga Shakti: Awaken Your Own Power", Manasa yoga exponent Shailaja Menon explores the physical benefits of practising yoga and also the spiritual and mental fulfilment one gains from it. Menon uses personal experience to explain the origins of Manasa yoga and recommends daily exercises to help introduce beginners to the world of yoga. She also discusses how negative feelings like anger, depression and anxiety can lead one to lose the power over his or her life and explores how yoga can help regain this power and achieve self-realisation.

15:45 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Nagaland celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

Nagaland today joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 4th International Day of Yoga by holding a series of programmes by government departments, security forces and educational institutions. The main event was held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, near Kohima, where Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution C R Chaudhury along with Governor P B Acharya and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton led the gathering in a breathing exercise and guided meditation.

15:44 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga events held across Punjab

A series of yoga events were held across Punjab today on the occasion of fourth International Yoga Day. A state level yoga event was organised at a sports complex in Mohali which saw participation from around 3,000 yoga enthusiasts including senior citizens, government officials, sportspersons and students, officials said. Plants were distributed to the participants at the event, they added. Similar events were held in other parts of the state including Jalandhar, Ferozepur, Amritsar under state government's 'Tandarust Punjab Mission', officials said.

15:42 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Smriti Irani leads Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh

Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018 in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018 in Chandigarh on Thursday.

15:38 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Yoga Day celebrations in Shimla

People perform yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018 in Shimla on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
People perform yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018 in Shimla on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

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