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Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Three generations strike a pose on Yoga Day

Despite incessant rains, thousands assembled at the Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow to celebrate International Yoga Day.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2017 14:43 IST
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People perform Yoga at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

The internet was of full pictures of people doing yoga with great gusto on Wednesday and the most delightful were photographs of three generations of various families performing the asanas together to mark the International Yoga Day.

Many families posted their photos on Twitter and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi or using #InternationalYogaDay as they bent and stretched to strike various postures of the ancient physical and spiritual discipline.

The Prime Minister had appealed to people during his Mann ki Baat radio address in May to share their pictures while doing yoga.

“Grandparents, parents and children should together perform yoga and also upload their photos. It will be such a pleasant blend of yesterday, today and tomorrow - lending a new dimension to yoga,” Modi said.

This International Yoga Day, Modi led the celebrations and said the young were captivated by yoga, an age-old tradition propounded by saints and seers. He addressed people at Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow and surprised everybody by descending on the ground to join the students waiting to perform yoga.

The theme for the third edition to mark the ancient physical and spiritual discipline this year is Yoga for Harmony and Peace. The day saw much enthusiasm across the globe as yoga related events were held in 180 countries.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 14:43 IST