In pics: Mumbaiites stretch out together to celebrate International Yoga Day
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In pics: Mumbaiites stretch out together to celebrate International Yoga Day

Mumbai city news: From CM Devendra Fadnavis to Mumbai Police officers, people across the city came out in large numbers to practice yoga.

mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2017 11:49 IST
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Indian Naval Cadets perform yoga on the deck of INS Virat on the eve of International Yoga Day in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Yoga is being promoted by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN as a holistic means of promoting mental and physical wellbeing. The ancient practice which originated in India, has followers taking to their mats all over the world. As a nod to this global appeal of yoga, the UN observes June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

Here’s how Mumbai marked the day.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, along with his wife Amurta and actor Jackie Shroff celebrate International Yoga Day with the children of Maharashtra farmers who committed suicide at The National Sports Club Of India (NSCI) in Mumbai. ( Satyabratha Tripathy/HT Photo )
Over 5,000 people from across Mumbai participate in the yoga sessions organised at the Cidco exhibition center in Vashi on Wednesday morning. ( Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo )
Officials from the Mumbai Police during their yoga session at Marine Drive. ( HT Photo )
An aerial view of Navy officers taking part in a yoga session on INS Virat. ( Pratik Chorge/HT Photo )
A group of women practice yoga near Bandra reclamation. ( Satish Bate/HT Photo )
Children from NH School, Mira Road paritcipate in a yoga session. ( Pramod Thakur/HT Photo )

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 11:19 IST