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Addressing the UNGA, PM Modi said, “In the UN, India has always given priority to the welfare of the world. India is the country that sent its brave soldiers to 50 peacekeeping missions.”(File photo)

PM Modi questions United Nations’ efforts at UNGA, calls for ‘serious introspection’: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Modi Speech at UNGA 2020 UPDATES: Raising questions on the slow-paced reforms at UN, PM Modi said that the people of India have been waiting for a long time for the UN reforms to be completed.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the many celebrities who swears by yoga.(Instagram)
Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the many celebrities who swears by yoga.(Instagram)

International Yoga Day 2020: From Shilpa Shetty to Kareena Kapoor, these Bollywood divas swear by yoga for their toned physique

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:48 PM IST
International Day of Yoga 2020: Yoga is the perfect exercise for one’s mind, body and soul, it not only helps you achieve your physical but also your mental and spiritual goals if done with consistency.
Venkaiah Naidu said yoga is a unique gift of India to the world which is successfully transforming millions of lives around the globe.(ANI)
Venkaiah Naidu said yoga is a unique gift of India to the world which is successfully transforming millions of lives around the globe.(ANI)

Yoga can be solution for stress created by Covid-19: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Venkaiah Naidu also said that yoga can be an effective solution for the high level of stress that the pandemic has created in our lives.
MoS for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik said the International Yoga Day function, which was scheduled to be held in Leh on Sunday, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made social distancing a necessity.(PTI)
MoS for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik said the International Yoga Day function, which was scheduled to be held in Leh on Sunday, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made social distancing a necessity.(PTI)

Yoga practitioners have less chances of getting Covid-19: Shripad Naik

Panaji | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Talking to PTI on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Naik also said the propagation of yoga across the country and the world during the Narendra Modi-led regime has helped in the fight against Covid-19.
The International Day of Yoga is a day of “oneness of humanness,” the Prime Minister said.(ANI)
The International Day of Yoga is a day of “oneness of humanness,” the Prime Minister said.(ANI)

Yoga gives strength to face adversity, says PM Modi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:43 AM IST
In his message on the sixth International Day of Yoga, Modi said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever.
Actor Anushka Sharma has been roped in by the Ministry of AYUSH to promote the practice of Yoga and launch the video blogging contest.(Anushka Sharma/Instagram)
Actor Anushka Sharma has been roped in by the Ministry of AYUSH to promote the practice of Yoga and launch the video blogging contest.(Anushka Sharma/Instagram)

International Day of Yoga 2020: Anushka Sharma joins Ministry of AYUSH in promoting practice of Yoga

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:11 PM IST
In a video shared by the AYUSH ministry on Twitter, Anushka Sharma can be seen urging people to join her on June 21 to “spread the message of peace and love” by performing Yoga.
Earth will be hosting a rare type of solar eclipse this June 21 which is coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 also marks the longest day of the year. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Earth will be hosting a rare type of solar eclipse this June 21 which is coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 also marks the longest day of the year. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Summer Solstice 2020: Why June 21 is going to be the longest day of the year

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 06:09 PM IST
The Northern Hemisphere, including India, is all set to witness the longest day of the year on Sunday, June 21.
Women perform yoga during sunrise, on the outskirts in Jammu, Friday, June 19, 2020.(PTI)
Women perform yoga during sunrise, on the outskirts in Jammu, Friday, June 19, 2020.(PTI)

International Day of Yoga 2020: UNGA President underscores importance of yoga as people deal with increased anxiety due to Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The holistic approach to health, well-being provided by the practice of yoga is critical now as the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives, created loneliness and has led to increased anxiety, UN General Assembly President has said during the virtual commemoration of the 6th International Day of Yoga.
On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on June 21, read on for the pros and cons of practising prenatal yoga.(Unsplash)
On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on June 21, read on for the pros and cons of practising prenatal yoga.(Unsplash)

International Day of Yoga 2020: Benefits of yoga and asanas to avoid during pregnancy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 01:14 PM IST
IDY 2020: Pregnancy is a beautiful time in the life of a woman and yoga when done right can help ease your journey from conception to delivery.
Sitting on mats with eyes closed they try several yoga postures and enjoy to their fullest.(@OfficialPeppa/Instagram)
Sitting on mats with eyes closed they try several yoga postures and enjoy to their fullest.(@OfficialPeppa/Instagram)

Peppa Pig and friends enjoy yoga, practice mindfulness

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Peppa Loves Yoga is a small illustrated book of 16 pages and is published by Penguin Random House imprint Ladybird Books to coincide with International Day of Yoga on June 21.
Meditation(Unsplash)
Meditation(Unsplash)

International Yoga Day 2020: What is meditation, its various forms and how it helps alleviate stress

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:22 AM IST
International Day of Yoga 2020: Yoga and meditation go hand in hand when it comes to taking care of the physical and mental health of the body. With International Day of Yoga right around the corner, here is a guide for beginners about meditation.
“These are times of distancing. But do you know Yoga is what ends distance? Yoga is that which joins or brings things together,” PM Modi said.(Twitter)
“These are times of distancing. But do you know Yoga is what ends distance? Yoga is that which joins or brings things together,” PM Modi said.(Twitter)

Yoga provides multi-dimensional solutions to Covid-19 challenges: PM Modi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Ahead of the sixth International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said yoga provides multi-dimensional solutions to many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged everybody to practice yoga at home this Yoga Day.
Yoga plays a crucial role in promoting health in a holistic manner by improving physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.(Unsplash)
Yoga plays a crucial role in promoting health in a holistic manner by improving physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.(Unsplash)

International Yoga Day 2020: A virtual Yoga Day celebration in Texas and other American states

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:49 PM IST
International Yoga Day 2020: Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s theme is ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’.
Use environmental cues like clothing and location to signal to your brain when you’re working from home and when you’re simply at home.(Unsplash)
Use environmental cues like clothing and location to signal to your brain when you’re working from home and when you’re simply at home.(Unsplash)

Beat work from home burnout as a team

Bloomberg | By Sarah Green Carmichael | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:42 AM IST
People are feeling burned out. Months of uncertainty, homeschooling and strangely hard-to-decline video calls have taken their toll.
While you practice asanas at home, make sure you send some Yoga inspiration to your near and dear ones.
While you practice asanas at home, make sure you send some Yoga inspiration to your near and dear ones.

Yoga Day 2020: Quotes, images, Facebook and WhatsApp Status

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:49 AM IST
International Day of Yoga 2020: From PM Modi to BKS Iyengar here are some of the best quotes, images to share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, this International Day of Yoga.
Bikaner: Police personnel practice yoga during the preparations ahead of International Yoga Day at police line parade ground, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bikaner, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(PTI)
Bikaner: Police personnel practice yoga during the preparations ahead of International Yoga Day at police line parade ground, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bikaner, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(PTI)

Yoga Day 2020: When was it first celebrated, why and the theme of International Yoga Day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:27 PM IST
International Yoga Day 2020: A few days before Yoga Day, PM Modi in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ launched an event, a video blogging competition: ‘My Life My Yoga’, where he encouraged people to stay active and fit despite the lockdown.
Jammu, India - February 12 : BJP National Gen Secretary Ram Madhav addressing press conference, in Jammu, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(HT File Photo/Nitin Kanotra)
Jammu, India - February 12 : BJP National Gen Secretary Ram Madhav addressing press conference, in Jammu, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(HT File Photo/Nitin Kanotra)

‘Kids in school and parliament’: Ram Madhav takes a swipe at Rahul Gandhi

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 01:27 PM IST
Inaugurating a programme organised by the BJP here to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, Ram Madhav took the dig at Rahul Gandhi.
Shilpa Shetty demonstrates a yoga 'asana' at her residence in Mumbai on June 17, 2019.(IANS)
Shilpa Shetty demonstrates a yoga 'asana' at her residence in Mumbai on June 17, 2019.(IANS)

Shilpa Shetty on yoga: ‘I don’t do it just to look younger or age gracefully, have adapted it as a way of living’

Hindustan Times | By Sangeeta Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:32 AM IST
Actor Shilpa Shetty, who took to yoga 18 years back to cure cervical spondylosis, says she practices it “thrice a week for an hour”.
Crediting PM Modi for taking yoga to the world, Amit Shah Friday said the ancient Indian practice has become ambassador of the country’s culture around the globe.(Twitter/BJP4India)
Crediting PM Modi for taking yoga to the world, Amit Shah Friday said the ancient Indian practice has become ambassador of the country’s culture around the globe.(Twitter/BJP4India)

Yoga Day 2019: Amit Shah credits PM Modi for making yoga the ambassador of Indian culture worldwide

Rohtak, Haryana | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Amit Shah praised PM Modi’s efforts towards promoting Yoga and said it was due to the prime minister’s initiatives that yoga has got international recognition.
The ministry of Ayush is ready with an updated version of its mobile application, Yoga Locator2019. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
The ministry of Ayush is ready with an updated version of its mobile application, Yoga Locator2019. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Now, an app to guide you to Yoga Day events near you

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The Bhuvan app is also ready in its new avatar and can be used to report a detailed information of location, participants, organizers, instructors and volunteer of Yoga event celebrated on the International Day of Yoga 2019.
The Ayush ministry has tied up with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a body established by the government of India to promote and facilitate khadi and villages industries in the country.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The Ayush ministry has tied up with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a body established by the government of India to promote and facilitate khadi and villages industries in the country.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Centre to promote khadi this Yoga day

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 07:35 AM IST
The ministry of Ayush is the nodal ministry for observation of IDY across the country. Each year, the day sees millions of people practicing common yoga protocol globally.
Preparations for hosting the International Day of Yoga, a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are already underway although there is still a week to go for declaration of the Lok Sabha election results.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Preparations for hosting the International Day of Yoga, a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are already underway although there is still a week to go for declaration of the Lok Sabha election results.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

Yoga Day preparations on amid poll rush

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Senior government officials went into a huddle at the cabinet secretariat on Thursday to discuss and plan how to celebrate June 21 as Yoga Day, which was instituted in 2015 to popularise the ancient physical and spiritual discipline that has its roots in India.
The objective of the mission is to encourage integration of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy with modern medicine.(Shutterstock)
The objective of the mission is to encourage integration of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy with modern medicine.(Shutterstock)

First Naturopathy day celebrated by Ayush ministry seeking to promote drug-less system of medicine

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (Ayush) ministry celebrated the first Naturopathy Day on Sunday with the aim of promoting the drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering the diet and lifestyle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with 50,000 others in Dehradun. Rawat said the hill state holds huge possibilities in the yoga and Ayurveda sectors.(AP File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with 50,000 others in Dehradun. Rawat said the hill state holds huge possibilities in the yoga and Ayurveda sectors.(AP File)

U’khand CM cites ‘world class infra’ as he invites investors to state

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Hard-selling Uttarakhand as a wellness destination where world class tourism infrastructure is coming up, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday urged investors to put their funds in the mountain state
Virender Sehwag posted a cheeky tweet on Thursday to celebrate International Yoga Day.(AFP)
Virender Sehwag posted a cheeky tweet on Thursday to celebrate International Yoga Day.(AFP)

‘Yoga Se Hi Hoga’ - Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankit Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 11:19 AM IST
Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to make a funny comment on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
Being physically fit and emotionally strong directly affects the baby’s physical, neurological & psychological development. Practising prenatal yoga during pregnancy gives you the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during these nine months.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Being physically fit and emotionally strong directly affects the baby’s physical, neurological & psychological development. Practising prenatal yoga during pregnancy gives you the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during these nine months.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Regular yoga can ensure a healthy pregnancy, writes Maneka Gandhi

By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Prenatal yoga experts and medical professionals emphasise that prenatal yoga paired with cardiovascular exercises (such as walking) can ease the discomforts of pregnancy and help you prepare for the rigors of labour
Labourers seen sitting at the lawns of Rajpath ahead of International Yoga Day, in New Delhi on June 20.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Labourers seen sitting at the lawns of Rajpath ahead of International Yoga Day, in New Delhi on June 20.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Elaborate security arrangements made for International Yoga Day in New Delhi

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:44 PM IST
The yoga event at Rajpath will be attended by Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
A college student gets her face painted during an event to commemorate International Day of Yoga 2018, in Chennai on June 20, 2018.(PTI)
A college student gets her face painted during an event to commemorate International Day of Yoga 2018, in Chennai on June 20, 2018.(PTI)

States gear up to mark Yoga Day, PM Modi to lead celebrations

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 06:13 AM IST
States across the country are preparing for International Day of Yoga on June 21, with Kota hoping to set the new Guinness World Record for organising a yoga event with the maximum participants.
Former Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott at a yoga session organised by Melbourne-based Vasudeva Kriya Yoga group at Parliament’s community hall in Canberra.(Twitter/India in Australia)
Former Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott at a yoga session organised by Melbourne-based Vasudeva Kriya Yoga group at Parliament’s community hall in Canberra.(Twitter/India in Australia)

In a first, Yoga Day celebrated in Australian Parliament

Press Trust of India, Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 05:01 PM IST
Former prime minister Tony Abbott said practising yoga could help politicians who live stressful and busy social lives.
The Ayush ministry has contacted Isro for the satellite imagery of the main event on the International Yoga Day.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)
The Ayush ministry has contacted Isro for the satellite imagery of the main event on the International Yoga Day.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)

Ayush ministry asks Isro for satellite help to gauge International Yoga Day ‘success’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 07:22 AM IST
The government now plans to make use of satellite imagery to get a sense of the number of participants in the events for the International Day of Yoga (IDY), to be held on June 21.
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