9th International Yoga Day Celebrations: PM Modi Leads Yoga Event at UN Headquarters

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Highlights of the Day

– PM Modi leads Yoga Day event at UN HQ
– “Yoga is free from copyrights, patents and free from royalty payments. Yoga is adaptable to your age, gender and fitness level. Yoga is portable and is truly universal, ‘ PM Modi said

## International Yoga Day Live Updates

### PM Modi leads Yoga Day event at UN HQ

[WATCH | New York, the US | “It is so important for us to move from just practitioners to executors. We practice Yoga but we execute what we get from Yoga in our lives. That is the message, I believe, the PM is bringing.., ” says Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City.](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190171185786880)

### PM leads Yoga Day event at UN HQ

[WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the Yoga Day event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the occasion of #9thInternationalYogaDay](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190219130286082)

### Let us use the power of Yoga to build a peaceful world

[WATCH | At the Yoga Day event at the UN HQ in New York, PM Narendra Modi says, “… Let us use the power of Yoga not only to be healthy, happy but also to be kind to ourselves and to each other. Let us use the power of Yoga to build bridges of friendship, a peaceful world and a…](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190205175582721)

### Wonderful to see world come together for Yoga: PM Modi at UN HQ

[WATCH | At the Yoga Day event at the UN HQ in New York, PM Narendra Modi says, “Last year the entire world came together to support India’s proposal to celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets… It is wonderful to see the entire world come together again for Yoga. “](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190196100837376)

### Yoga comes from India and it is a very old tradition: PM Modi at UN HQ
“Yoga comes from India and it is a very old tradition. Yoga is free from copyrights, patents and free from royalty payments. Yoga is portable and is truly universal, ” PM Modi said.

### PM Modi addresses conclave at UN HQ
“We’ve gathered here at the meeting point of entire humanity. I am delighted to see you all and thank you all for coming. I am told that almost every nationality is represented here today. Yoga means to unite, so you are coming together is an expression of another form of Yoga, ” says PM Modi.

### Today’s celebration is very special: India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj

[WATCH | At the UN HQ in New York, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj says, “Today’s celebration is indeed very special as PM Modi will lead us in doing yoga here. It is under his leadership that 21st June was declared as #InternationalYogaDay. …](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190165578833920)

### PM pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at UN HQ

[WATCH | PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at UN Headquarters lawns in New York, ahead of the Yoga event here that will be led by him #9thInternationalYogaDay](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190152160256000)

### Actor Richard Gere arrives at UN HQ

[WATCH | Richard Gere arrives at the UN HQ in New York to take part in the Yoga Day event led by PM Narendra Modi. “… It is a very nice feeling here today, ” he says. com/vbpDnYZ5O6](https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1539190143812042752)

### Prominent personalities likely to join PM Modi for Yoga Day
– Seema Mody, Global markets reporter for CNBC
– Zain Asher, Prime Time news anchor at CNN
– Ricky Kej, Three-times Grammy Award-winning
– Falguni Shah, American singer whose music blends ancient classical Indian melodies with contemporary western sounds
– Mary Millben, American singer and actress

### Prominent personalities likely to join PM Modi for Yoga Day
– Csaba Korosi, Hungarian diplomat currently serving as President of the 77th UNGA
– Eric Adams, American politician and former police officer, serving as the 110th mayor of New York City
– Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group

### PM Modi to lead Yoga Day Session

[All set for the International Day of Yoga at the @UN headquarters. com/JeYclgTRCU](https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/1539190126081273857)

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### Heatwave LIVE Updates
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### Yoga Day LIVE Updates
PM Modi to lead 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at UN headquarters
PM Modi will host the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York later today. Eminent figures from several nations will attend the event. Stage set for International Yoga Day celebrations at the North Lawn of UN headquarters in New York, which will be led by PM Modi later today. com/i4zNoapiUJ](https://twitter.com/PTI_News/status/1539191769755836416)

### Yoga Day LIVE Updates
Millions roll out mats as India – and the globe – celebrate International Day of Yoga
On Wednesday, millions of people around the world and in far-flung areas of India stretched for the sky and dived for their toes, breathed in and out – mindfully – and twisted and turned to commemorate the International Day of Yoga. The day began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video greeting from the United States, where he is on a state visit, in which he stated that India has always cultivated traditions that unify, adapt, and welcome. “We have to eliminate our contradictions, blockages and resistances through yoga. We have to present the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ as an example to the world, Modi said. Later in the day, he will lead celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday. “The coming together of more than 180 countries on India’s call is historic and unprecedented, ” he said, referring to the proposal for the International Day of Yoga that was moved in the UN General Assembly in 2014. Modi said the day was special this year as researchers at India’s research stations in the Arctic and Antarctica were also participating in the celebrations.

### G20 Tourism LIVE Updates
PM Modi virtually addresses the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting
The G20 Tourism Ministers are gathering in Goa today. PM Narendra Modi, who is presently on a state visit to the United States, addressed the Ministers at the G20 Tourism Summit. “Our ancient scriptures have a saying ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘Guest is God’. And that is our approach to tourism. Our tourism is not just about sightseeing. It is an immersive experience… During our G20 presidency, we are organizing nearly 200 meetings in 100 different locations all over India, ” said PM Narendra Modi. India is now the G20 chair, and “mother of democracy” and “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” are two important taglines utilised by the federal government in posters and other visual forms of communication

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