International Yoga Day Celebrated Worldwide

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International Yoga Day Observed Globally

On 21st June, International Yoga Day was observed for the second consecutive year. This year, 4000 Indian schoolchildren celebrated the day in Chennai on 20th June. The term “Yoga” originates from Sanskrit, meaning “union”.
Millions of people around the world participated in Yoga Day celebrations, performing intricate poses to mark the occasion. In 2014, the United Nations declared 21st June as the International Day of Yoga.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the incorporation of yoga into daily life, highlighting its inclusivity and accessibility to all, regardless of socioeconomic status. It originated in ancient India.
Participants from various countries engaged in yoga activities:

  • 4000 Indian schoolchildren in Chennai
  • Participants in a yoga class in Times Square, New York City
  • Sashastra Seema Bal personnel in Bhopal, India
  • A young yogi in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Enthusiasts in Makati, Philippines
  • Practitioners in a workshop in Allahabad, India
  • People practicing yoga on a glass platform in Beijing
  • Muslim students in Mumbai, India
  • Indian water yoga expert Laxmi Yadav in Bhopal
  • Yoga enthusiasts in Gorky Park, Minsk, Belarus
  • Yoga practitioners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Yoga practitioners in New Delhi, India
  • Yoga fans guiding tourists in a water park in Chongqing, China
On this day, yoga organizations worldwide offered joint exercises to celebrate the event.

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