International Yoga Day 2018

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Dehradun se Dublin tak, Shanghai se Chicago tak, Jakarta se Johannesburg tak, Yoga hi Yoga hai (From Dehradun to Dublin, Sanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, there is Yoga all around).

"Instead of dividing, Yoga unites". It gives peace to an individual. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates.

The prime minister also took to social media to share the intricacies of various yoga asanas.

#07:05 AM: Yoga India's gift to the world, says Modi: "Yoga is India's gift to the world". He said: "Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving".

Members of the Modi administration followed the Prime Minister's lead and either attended or hosted yoga events around the country.

The prime minister then performed asanas with the volunteers.

Besides, several yoga events were organised in various parks in the city.

"Yoga is India's strongest message to the world".

Muscat: The Indian Embassy in Oman is gearing up for their massive yoga session today to commemorate the fourth International Day of Yoga (IDY). Yoga's popularity and acceptability is spreading around the world cutting across the continents and religious lines. After much deliberations, the United Nations agreed to officially designate the day.

Yoga first appeared in ancient texts such as the sacred Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, written between the fifth and second centuries BC.

In Bhubaneswar, a special camp was organized by the Khurda District Patanjali Yoga Samiti on Durga Puja Mandap premises in Nayapalli.Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who joined as the chief guest at the camp practiced yoga along with hundreds of participants. If it is included in the school curriculum it is possible to create a healthy nation.

#07:40 AM: Yoga is an art of living, says UNESCO: "Yoga is an art of living, a way of being, it is about finding one's true Self & connecting with it".

Applications for the same are being invited from the Yoga professionals from every nook and corner of the world in order to provide them with the finest experience of Yoga from the state of Yoga's birthplace who will also be a part of the Yoga drill which will be conducted on IDY 2018. It is part of humanity's intangible heritage.

Two years ago, the influential Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, which is a conglomerate of 15 major churches, had boycotted the celebration saying yoga is "dipped in Hinduism".

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