President Ram Nath Kovind with Suriname President Desire Delano Bouterse.

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Doon Prepares for Yoga Day Ahead of PM's Visit

PM Modi will stay at the Raj Bhawan on the night of 20 June and will take part in the yoga day event early next morning at the FRI lawns with its iconic British-era building in the backdrop, along with an estimated crowd of 50,000 people, before leaving for New Delhi, an official said.

A release from the FRI said its campus will remain closed on 19-20 June as various measures are being undertaken to clean its premises, spread over an area of about 500 hectares.

Several 'Walk for Yoga' events have been held in the city since Saturday, including the ones by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, his Cabinet colleagues, and police officials led by Director General of Police Anil Raturi.

Leading the walk, the chief minister appealed to people to make yoga an integral part of their lives, saying that a healthy India cannot be imagined without yoga becoming part of every Indian's daily routine.

(With PTI inputs)

Huge Preparations Underway to Mark Four Years

On the occasion of fourth International Yoga Day, 2,000 CAPF personnel will take part in the function at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The Delhi Development Authority will hold mega yoga sessions at some of its biggest parks and sports complexes from 5: 30 am to 8 am.

A dedicated yoga cell has been set up by the Delhi Police, which is relentlessly educating personnel about the importance of yoga. A yoga demonstration is being organised by the NDMC at Rajpath.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been designated as the nodal force to conduct yoga demonstrations in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been designated as the nodal force for coordination among the CAPF personnel for mass yoga demonstration in Dehradun.

(With PTI inputs)

Observe Yoga Day, Send ‘Proof’: MP Guv Anandiben to Colleges

Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has directed all state universities and colleges to observe International Yoga Day, ANI reported.

In a circular, issued on 6 June, Patel instructed all universities and affiliated colleges to organise daylong programmes on International Yoga Day and submit details like photos, CDs and number of participants, The Indian Express reported.

In another circular, issued on 12 June, she appointed the Rajiv Gandhi Technological University as the coordinator of the event and directed universities and colleges to submit videos and photographs of the 21 June events by 4 pm on the same day, the daily reported.

On a similar note, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi issued a similar circular earlier this month, directing vice-chancellors of all state universities to observe International Yoga Day, ANI reported.

Sadhguru to Impart Yoga Training to Soldiers at Siachen on 21 June

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will visit the army personnel guarding the Siachen base camp in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on International Day of Yoga on 21 June.

He will impart training to tackle the challenges posed by high altitude.

Sadhguru, the founder of Coimbatore-based Isha Foundation, arrived at Leh Army base on 19 June and addressed a group of 350 soldiers and officers ahead of his interaction with army personnel at Siachen, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the foundation Rahul Dubey told PTI.

(With PTI inputs)

Indian Embassy in Japan Observes Yoga Day

(Photo: Twitter/ <a href="">@IndianEmbTokyo</a>)
International Yoga Day 2018 was commemorated at the Japanese Diet on 19 June.

The Indian Embassy in Japan celebrated International Yoga Day 2018 on 19 June at the Japanese Parliament. The session was organized by the Embassy of India Tokyo and the Parliamentary League for Promotion of Yoga in Japan, in association with major Yoga organizations in Japan including the Yoga Organization of Japan, Art of Living, Patanjali Yoga among others.

Indian Embassy in Peru Celebrates Yoga Day

The Indian Embassy in Peru celebrated Yoga Day on 20 June. The embassy’s official Twitter handle shared a video of the event at Lima, Peru.

Baba Ramdev, Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje Attend Yoga With 2 Lakh People

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and yoga guru Baba Ramdev practiced yoga in Kota along with around 2 lakh people on the International Yoga Day on Thursday.

The Chief Minister had on Wednesday appealed to the people of the state to practice yoga to keep their mind, body and soul healthy and happy and make it a part of their lives.

Rajnath Singh in Lucknow for Yoga Day

(Photo: Twitter/@HMOIndia)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at Lucknow’s Raj Bhavan, where he is expected to join UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for Yoga Day celebrations.

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Yoga Is a Mass Movement Today: PM Modi in Dehradun

Addressing the audience at Dehradun's Forest Research Institute , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world has embraced Yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which International Day of Yoga has been marked.

“Infact, Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being,” said PM Modi.

He said that in today's “fast changing time”, Yoga bound together a person’s body, brain and soul.

Eastern Naval Command Performs Yoga on INS Jyothi

Eastern naval command staff performed yoga on board INS Jyothi in Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam. The Eastern Naval Command's submarine staff also participated in the International Yoga Day.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

In Photos: PM Modi Leads 50,000 Yoga Day Attendees in Dehradun

PM Narendra Modi led 50,000 yoga enthusiasts at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Maharashtra Guv Marks Yoga Day

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao performed yoga at Raj Bhavan, marking International Yoga Day.

(Photo: ANI)

Jawans Perform 'River Yoga'

Indo Tibetan Border Police jawans perform 'River Yoga' in Digaru river, in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohitpur.

(Photo: ANI)

Navy Personnel Perform Yoga on INS Virat

Navy personnel perform Yoga on board INS Virat, which is stationed in Mumbai.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Piyush Goyal Marks Yoga Day in Noida

Union Minister Piyush Goyal marked International Yoga Day in Noida.

(Photo: PIB)
(Photo: PIB)

Yoga Reaching Every Nook & Cranny: Rijuju

“Yoga is reaching every nook and cranny of the world,” tweets Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijuju.

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Want Yoga to Become a People's Movement: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Nidu on Thursday, 21 June, said that he wanted Yoga to become a people’s movement.

I want it to become a people’s movement because it is not something political or religious, it is for betterment of our lives. It shouldn’t be just for one day, it should be a part of our daily lives.
Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President

In Photos: Prakash Javadekar Performs Yoga on Marive Drive

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

In Photos: PM Modi Marks International Yoga Day in Dehradun

(Photo: PIB)
(Photo: PIB)
(Photo: PIB)
(Photo: PIB)

Saints in Kamakhya Temple Perform Yoga

Saints at Guwahati's Kamakhya temple perform yoga, to mark International Yoga Day.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Smriti Irani Performs Yoga in Chandigarh

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Former PM Deve Gowda Marks Yoga Day

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda performed Yoga at his residence in Bengaluru earlier on Thursday, 21 June.

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart
Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Urge People Around World to Embrace Yoga: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi tweeted requesting people to share the joys of yoga by teaching it to others, especially the youth of the country.

Sports Minister Rathore Marks Yoga Day

Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart
Yoga Day: Prez Kovind Performs Asanas With Suriname Counterpart

Inmates of Central Jail Perform Yoga in Bhopal

(Photo: PTI)

Yoga Not Part of Any Religion: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday lauded the greatness and benefits of Yoga and said it should not be seen as part of any religious practice.

Yoga can be practised by all, irrespective of caste and religion, the senior CPI(M) leader said adding it should be done with 'free and secular' mind

Soldiers in Siachen Mark Yoga Day

Army Personnel guarding the Siachen glacier, the highest battleground on earth, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, observed the International Day of Yoga.

Over 250 personnel deployed at various posts in Siachen, located between 18,000 to 21,000 feet, rolled out their yoga mats at the crack of dawn to practice asanas with Sadhguru, the founder of Coimbatore-based Isha Foundation.

(Photo: Twitter/<a href="">SadhguruJV</a>)

President Kovind Performs Yoga With Suriname Counterpart

President Ram Nath Kovind performed Yoga with Suriname President Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo on Thursday on the second leg of his three-nation tour.

(Photo: Twitter/<a href="">Rashtrapatibhvn</a>)
(Photo: Twitter/<a href="">Rashtrapatibhvn</a>)

"Extremely happy to have participated in #InternationalYogaDay celebrations — 14,000 kms away from India — at Paramaribo with President Bouterse of Suriname. I thank all the yogis who joined us and made this event truly memorable," President Kovind told the gathering.

“Instead of dividing, yoga unites; instead of further animosity, yoga assimilates; Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts at Dehradun’s FRI on International Yoga Day.

President Ram Nath Kovind performed yoga along with his Surinamese counterpart Desire Delano Boutersel in Paramaribo on the second leg of his three-nation tour.

The UN unanimously adopted 21 June as International Day of Yoga after PM Modi's address to the UN General Assembly on 27 September, 2014.

  • PM Modi led an event at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) campus in Dehradun
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the celebrations in Lucknow
  • The main event in Delhi will be held at Rajpath
  • The Indian Embassy in Peru and Japan celebrated International Yoga Day

PM Modi addresses over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts on International Yoga Day.

Posted by The Quint on Wednesday, June 20, 2018