LIVE updates: India celebrates Yoga Day, PM says it brings peace to universe

  • International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing yoga at the main event of the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing yoga at the main event of the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga.
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 04:45 PM IST
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International Yoga Day 2022 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday performed yoga at the main event of the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga in the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka.

More than 15,000 people participated in the Yoga celebrations along with the Prime Minister at the Mysore Palace grounds.

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister for Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, and officials of the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Karnataka and other dignitaries performed yoga at the event.

To mark the 75 years of India's independence, the Ministry for Ayush identified 75 locations for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration.

It was during his speech at the UN General Assembly in September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi first floated the idea of the International Yoga Day. The draft resolution passed by India was supported by 177 nations. With universal recognition and growing popularity of Yoga, the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11, 2014.

The first was celebrated on June 21, 2015.

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  • Jun 21, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    Assam governor, CM join enthusiasts on International Yoga Day

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attends the 8th International Yoga Day event in Dibrugarh. (PTI)
    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attends the 8th International Yoga Day event in Dibrugarh. (PTI)

    Assam marked the International Yoga Day with sessions across the state, with the governor and the chief minister participating at different sessions, along with people from all walks of life, from security personnel to school students.

    Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and his wife Prem Mukhi joined yoga enthusiasts at the Raj Bhavan in Guwahati for a session in the morning hours.

  • Jun 21, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Maldives orders probe after mob storms Yoga Day event organised by Indian Cultural Center

    The Maldives government has ordered a probe after a mob disrupted a Yoga Day event being held in a stadium in the archipelago's capital, Male, and allegedly threatened the attendees. Taking to Twitter, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said the Maldives Police have launched a probe into the incident. Read more

  • Jun 21, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    Yoga is a way of life that brings positive health and wellbeing, says Delhi top cop

    Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Tuesday said yoga is a way of life that brings positive health and wellbeing. Asthana joined the International Day of Yoga celebrations and performed asanas with his fellow officers at the lawns of Delhi Police Headquarters here, PTI reported. "Yoga is a way of life that brings positive health and well being," Asthana tweeted.

  • Jun 21, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    From Shilpa Shetty to Malaika Arora, B-town celebrities mark world yoga day

    Yoga has become a go-to fitness routine for many of us including bollywood celebrities. On the eighth international yoga day, several celebrities advocated about the benefits of age-old exercise. Actors like Shilpa Shetty, Malaika Arora who swear by yoga appealed to people to practice it. Stars like Karisma Kapoor & Alia were also seen doing yoga asanas. Watch this video

  • Jun 21, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    PM Modi's special message on International Yoga Day

  • Jun 21, 2022 01:14 PM IST

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  • Jun 21, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    MP CM happy over spread of yoga across globe, stresses on giving priority to good health

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated the International Yoga Day with some school children and dignitaries here on Tuesday and expressed happiness that the ancient Indian practice of yoga has now spread across the world. He said the people's priority in life should be to stay healthy. Chouhan rolled out a mat and performed yoga exercises along with students and some dignitaries at his official residence in Bhopal.

  • Jun 21, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    Yoga has no barriers of age, caste or religion: Vice President

    Yoga has no barrier of age, caste, geography or religion and everyone should make the ancient physical fitness regime a part of their daily routine to reap its rich benefits, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Addressing the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations organised here by the Ministries of Culture and Ayush, he said, "Yoga is time-tested. Yoga has no barrier, no age, no caste, no region, no religion. That's why it is universal."

  • Jun 21, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    On PM Modi's call, entire world adopted Yoga: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

    Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who explained to the United Nations General Assembly the importance of yoga and appealed to the world to adopt it.

    "On his call, all the countries of the world adopted yoga and resolved to celebrate the International Yoga Day every year on June 21. This is a big achievement for India," the minister for information and broadcasting said during a yoga practice session at Katoch Palace in Sujanpur.

  • Jun 21, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Over 50,000 ITBP personnel perform Yoga at 19,000 feet in sub-zero temperature locations

    More than 50,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, known as 'Himveers', performed Yoga on the occasion of the 8th International Yoga Day on Tuesday in sub-zero temperature locations in the high altitude regions of Himalayas up to 19,000 feet starting from Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh.

  • Jun 21, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    Why is Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address, had suggested the date of 21 June specifically as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

  • Jun 21, 2022 08:54 AM IST

    ‘Yoga brings peace to universe': PM leads Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru

    Yoga brings peace to the universe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday morning as he led the International Yoga Day celebrations from the iconic Mysure Palace in Karnataka. “Yoga is no longer a part of life… it's becoming a way of life,” he underlined.

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  • Jun 21, 2022 08:30 AM IST

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    With the theme "Yoga for Humanity", the International Yoga Day is being observed in various parts of the world on Tuesday. One of the highlights this year is “The Guardian Ring”, which underlines “One Sun, One earth” concept and showcases the unifying power of Yoga, the government has said. The celebrations have already started from Japan, “The Land of Rising Sun”.

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  • Jun 21, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    PM Modi, President perform Yoga as India celebrates International Yoga Day | In Pics

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings on the eighth International Day of Yoga and said that yoga brings peace to the society.

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  • Jun 21, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Yoga is India's gift to humanity: President

    Source: @rashtrapatibhvn
    Source: @rashtrapatibhvn

    “Yoga is a part of our ancient Indian heritage. India's gift to humanity, it is a holistic approach to health and well-being, balancing our mind, body and soul. I urge everyone to make Yoga a part of your daily life & experience its benefits,” says President Ram Nath Kovind on International Yoga Day.

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:35 AM IST

    UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participates in International Yoga Day

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia take part in International Yoga Day celebrations at Thyagraj Stadium

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Jun 21, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami performs Yoga in Rishikesh

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:21 AM IST

    BJP Prez JP Nadda performs Yoga at Noida stadium

    Source: Twitter @JPNadda
    Source: Twitter @JPNadda

    Bhartiya Janata Party President JP Nadda participated in the Mass Yoga Demonstration on 8th International Day of Yoga at Noida stadium.

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:16 AM IST

    Thousands participated in the Yoga celebrations along with the Prime Minister in Mysuru

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started the International Day of Yoga celebrations on Tuesday from the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka.

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:11 AM IST

    Yoga forming basis of international cooperation: PM

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    "Yoga is not only a part of life, it is a way of life," says PM Modi

  • Jun 21, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    PM Modi's special message on International Yoga Day

    “This time in India we are celebrating Yoga Day at a time when the country is celebrating its 75th year of independence, celebrating Amrit Mahotsav. This wideness of Yoga Day, this acceptance is the acceptance of that nectar spirit of India which gave energy to India's freedom struggle,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:58 AM IST

    PM Modi's special message on International Yoga Day

    This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us. And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness: PM Modi on International Yoga Day

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    Yoga brings peace to the world: PM Modi

    Yoga is for the entire humanity. Hence, the theme for this international Yoga Day is ‘Yoga for Humanity.’ I thank United Nations and people from all over the world for celebrating Yoga Day: PM Modi

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:36 AM IST

    LIVE: PM Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru Palace

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath celebrates Yoga Day at Raj Bhavan, Lucknow

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    “We are all grateful to PM Modi who has taken this gift of India's sage tradition not only inside India but also within the world,” says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the 'Yoga Practice Program' organized at Raj Bhavan, Lucknow on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    No entry fee at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort today

    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will not charge any entry fee at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other monuments on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. Read more

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:16 AM IST

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya celebrates Yoga Day

    Source: Twitter/ @OfficeOf_MM
    Source: Twitter/ @OfficeOf_MM
  • Jun 21, 2022 06:04 AM IST

    Why is Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address, had suggested the date of 21 June specifically as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:03 AM IST

    EAM Jaishankar to perform Yoga at Delhi's Lotus Temple

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will perform Yoga at Delhi's Lotus Temple, reports news agency ANI.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:00 AM IST

    Nepal's iconic Dharahara gets illuminated amid Yoga Day celebrations

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    White tower, a recently built replica of Dharahara that was built two centuries ago, got illuminated with lights on the eve of International Day of Yoga in Nepal. 

    The tower, which stands next to the Army Pavilion, was beaming with lights as messages of 'International Day of Yoga 2022' and 'Yoga For Humanity' were rolled out.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:55 AM IST

    ITBP practice yoga at 17,000 feet in snow conditions in Sikkim

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Jun 21, 2022 05:52 AM IST

    ITBP perform yoga in front of the Brahmaputra River

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Assam | 33 Battalion ITBP perform yoga in front of the Brahmaputra River at Lachit Ghat, Guwahati.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:50 AM IST

    ITBP dedicate a song on Int'l Yoga Day; perform Yoga in snow-laden mountains

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:45 AM IST

    India preps for Yoga Day celebrations

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Gujarat | A 40 by 40 feet rangoli was made in Gujarat Public School in Vadodara yesterday by Sahaj Rangoli Group, to mark the 8th International Yoga day.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:38 AM IST

    Himveers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police practice yoga at the eastern tip of the nation

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Arunachal Pradesh | Himveers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) practice yoga at the eastern tip of the nation, ATS, Lohitpur on International Day of Yoga.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:36 AM IST

    The medium of ensuring the health of body and mind: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath extended his wishes to “all the people and seekers of the state on the 08th International Yoga Day.”

    “The medium of ensuring the health of body and mind and the awakening of spiritual consciousness, 'Yoga' has become a 'world fund' today,” he said in a tweet. "

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:34 AM IST

    Union minister Keshav Prasad Maurya extends wishes on Yoga Day

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:23 AM IST

    Yog Guru Ramdev seen performing yoga in Haridwar

    Yog Guru Ramdev. (ANI)
    Yog Guru Ramdev. (ANI)

    Yog Guru Ramdev was seen performing yoga at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Children and many other people also attend the event.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:18 AM IST

    PM Modi to lead celebrations from Mysuru

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the eight International Yoga Day celebrations in Karnataka’s Mysuru on Tuesday in front of the picturesque and regal Mysore Palace premises.
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