In pics| From Eiffel Tower to Siachen: World celebrates Yoga Day

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2016 15:04 IST
People in Sydney engage in a yoga event in front of the Australia's iconic landmark Opera House in Sydney on June 21, 2016. (AFP)

Lakhs of people across India and abroad stretched themselves in various postures to mark the second International Yoga Day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the main event in Chandigarh. He performed asanas and maintained that yoga was not a religious activity.

At the United Nations, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon asked citizens across nations to embrace healthier choices to mark the International Day of Yoga.

As part of the series of events to mark the second International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India in Paris organised an event at the iconic Eiffel Tower . The event attracted an overwhelming number of enthusiasts . (Photo: @MEAIndia )

Yoga at Capitol Hill. Enthusiasts come together in Washington DC for Yoga Day celebrations. (Photo: @MEAIndia )

Yoga enthusiasts at a yoga session in Venezuela. (@MEAIndia )

Yoga enthusiasts in Kenya. (@MEAIndia )

Yoga on board the India INS Viraat, in spite of monsoon rains in Mumbai. (@indiannavy Twitter handle)

Afghans and foreigners perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul. (AP)

Yoga Day being celebrated at Times Square in New York.

Chinese enthusiasts practising yoga at a glass sigh-tseeing platform in Shilinxia scenic area in Beijing. (AFP)

A participant performs yoga at Marine Drive in south Mumbai on Tuesday. (PTI)

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia performs yoga with school students at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

People perform yoga as they gather at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, during the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, in Wiltshire. (AP)

Armed Forces add to Yoga Day chorus in Siachen (Photo: MEA)

People protect themselves from the rain with yoga mats during a group yoga session celebrating International Yoga Day in Lucknow. (AP)

People perform yoga at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi. (Hindustan Times)

Indian yoga enthusiasts take part in a session during heavy rains in Jammu. (AFP)

In this photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB), Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in a yoga demonstration at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. (AFP)

Indian Army soldiers participate in a yoga demonstration in Chennai. (AFP)

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