Yoga Day at DU, JNU

International Yoga Day celebrated with enthusiasm

He also announced to make the celebration of International Yoga Day in the state as state government sponsored event from next year.

Many AR, CRPF and CISF personnel also took part in observing the International Day of Yoga.

The main function in India was held in northern Indian city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. He said due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the importance of the traditional form of exercise has been recognised globally.

Officials said more than 55,000 Yoga enthusiasts braving early morning drizzle participated in the function.

MD Rao expressed happiness over the fact that it is being celebrated by the people of more than 170 countries by organizing the activities like yoga training, yoga camps, yoga competitions and so many activities to enhance the awareness about yoga benefits among common public all over the world.

Addressing a huge gathering here, Modi said yoga, akin to its capacity to unite the body, mind and soul, has played a "big role" in binding the world, cutting across linguistic and cultural barriers.

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In India, social media was flooded with pictures of yoga being performed in various places including an Indian Navy submarine and the deck of an aircraft carrier. 50 or 60 minutes (is fine) because it lends harmony to the body, mind and intellect.

The UN General Assembly had made a declaration in December 2014 that every June 21 would be observed as International Day of Yoga, a move that India lobbied hard for.

There are now 10,800 yoga schools in China and one India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, with the practice gaining in popularity.

He was of the view that yoga was a holistic approach to physical health, mental health and well-being. Besides the Prime Minister, Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik performed yoga at the venue.

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and young people of nearly every age took to the mat across the globe on Wednesday for a yoga session to mark the 3rd International Yoga Day.

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