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International Yoga Day 2019 highlights: Ministers, CMs, citizens join PM Modi to celebrate International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day 2019 LIVE: Setting the stage for International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated on a global scale from 2015, PM Modi has been sharing an asan a day on social media urging people to join the movement. This is the fifth edition...

By HT Correspondent | Jun 21, 2019 21:45 IST
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Kick-starting the global celebrations marking International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation by participating in a mega event in Ranchi on Friday.

Setting the stage for International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated on a global scale from 2015, PM Modi has been sharing an asan a day on social media urging people to join the movement.

Home minister Amit Shah participated at an event in Rohtak and defence minister Rajnath Singh was seen in the national capital at a morning yoga session at Rajpath. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president J P Nadda performed yoga, along with other party leaders and workers, at a park opposite the headquarters of the saffron party on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Marg in the national capital.

Highlights:

6:00 pm IST

Sri Lanka Prez praises Modi for bringing yoga to international stage

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to bring the “common heritage” of India and Sri Lanka to the international stage.

He also urged everyone to practice yoga.

“I compliment my friend @narendramodi for his efforts at bringing our common heritage of Yoga to the international stage. I urge all to practice yoga like me,” he tweeted.

4:30 pm IST

Yoga is above everything, make it integral part of life: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga is above caste, religion, colour, gender and region as he meticulously performed various asanas with around 40,000 enthusiasts at the Prabhat Tara ground here to mark the fifth International Day of Yoga.

Modi also urged people to make yoga an integral part of life.

09:46 am IST

BSF’s equestrian team performs yoga on horsebacks

Border Security Force’s equestrian team performs yoga on horsebacks at the BSF camp in Gurugram.

 

09:42 am IST

Yoga practise at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Yoga practise on 5th International Yoga Day in front of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on Friday.

09:34 am IST

Gautam Gambhir performs yoga in Delhi

Gautam Gambhir performs yoga on the occasion of international Yoga Day at Yamuna Sports Complex in New Delhi.

09:29 am IST

Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, performs yoga in Trivandrum

 

09:26 am IST

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel performed yoga at Rohtang Pass

08:45 am IST

S Akbaruddin: Yoga will reinforce values of cleaner, greener & more sustainable future

S Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador,in New York, says, “ I hope this indoor yoga session in Gen Assembly hall,the first of its kind, will reinforce values of cleaner,greener&more sustainable future that all of you yogis are committed to,” reports news agency ANI.

 

08:31 am IST

Himachal governor, CM Jai Ram Thakur celebrate yoga day

 

08:29 am IST

Smriti Irani celebrates yoga day in Delhi

 

08:27 am IST

International Day of Yoga not just an event, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind says, “I’m happy that like previous years, we are celebrating Yoga Day this year too. It’s not just an event, but a way to make yoga an integral part of our life,” reports news agency ANI.

08:20 am IST

PM Modi interacts with people after performing yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with people after performing yoga at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi on International Day of Yoga, reports news agency ANI.

08:19 am IST

International Yoga Day celebrations at Rajpath

08:15 am IST

ITBP personnel perform yoga in Ladakh in minus 20° Celsius

ITBP personnel perform Yoga at an altitude of 18000 feet in northern Ladakh in minus 20 Degrees Celsius temperature, reports news agency ANI. 

08:11 am IST

School children celebrate International yoga day

School children celebrate International yoga day at Bandra reclamation in Mumbai.

08:08 am IST

ITBP personnel of the 26th Battalion practice yoga in Ludhiana

 

07:58 am IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla along with parliamentarians and parliament staff perform Yoga

 Lok sabha speaker Om Birla and Staff of Parliament house take part in 5th International Day of Yoga celebrations at Parliament house in New Delhi On Friday.

07:55 am IST

Amit Shah and Haryana CM ML Khattar perform Yoga at Rohtak

 

07:43 am IST

Actor Shilpa Shetty participates in celebrations in Mumbai

Maharashtra: People perform Yoga at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, actor Shilpa Shetty also present, reports news agency ANI. 

07:36 am IST

ITBP personnel participate in yoga practice session in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir: ITBP personnel participate in yoga practice session in Leh on International Day of Yoga, reports news agency ANI.

07:26 am IST

Defence Minister’s tweet on Yoga Day

 

07:23 am IST

Yoga being performed on-board INS Viraat at Western Naval Dockyard in Mumbai

 Indian Armed Forces personnel take part in a yoga sesssion to mark International Yoga Day on the Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat in Mumbai.

07:20 am IST

We can see yoga from streets to wellness centres: PM Modi

“We can say that today yoga has reached every corner, every class of India. From drawing rooms to board rooms, from city parks to sports complexes. We can see yoga from streets to wellness centres,” says PM Modi.

07:17 am IST

Modi performs yoga at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi

 

07:15 am IST

I urge you all to embrace Yoga: PM Modi

 

07:14 am IST

I thank people across the world for joining International Day of Yoga celebrations: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi says, “I thank people across the world for joining International Day of Yoga celebrations. World over,the first rays of the Sun are being welcomed by dedicated Yoga practitioners, it’s a beautiful sight. I urge you all to embrace Yoga&make it integral part of your daily routine.”

07:08 am IST

PM Modi: Yoga is ancient and modern

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “Yoga is ancient and modern. It is constant and evolving. For centuries, the essence of Yoga has remained the same: Healthy body, Stable mind, Spirit of oneness.”

“Yoga provides a perfect blend of knowledge, work and devotion,” he added.

07:007 am IST

Yoga has always been an important part of our culture: PM Modi

PM Modi says, “We all know the importance of Yoga very well. It has always been an important part of our culture. But now we all have to take the practice of Yoga to another level,” reports news agency ANI.

 

6:45 am IST

PM Narendra Modi addresses crowd at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi

‘I extend my good wishes to all of you, in India & across the globe, on the occasion of International Day of Yoga ,’ PM Narendra Modi. 

6:30 am IST

PM Narendra Modi all set for Yoga Day in Ranchi

PM Narendra Modi all set for the Yoga Day 2019 programme in Ranchi. 

5:00 am IST

Preparations galore at Prabhat Tara ground

All necessary arrangements have been made at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, amid tight security, ahead of PM Modi’s mega event. Around 30,000 people are expected to participate in the event, for which security has been beefed up across the city.