International Yoga Day 2018 LIVE: Venkaiah Naidu pitches for yoga in school curriculum

International Yoga Day 2018 LIVE: Venkaiah Naidu pitches for yoga in school curriculum

Thursday, June 21, 2018- The International Yoga Day 2018 event in Dehradun is hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Follow live updates here:

According to the reports, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading around 50,000 people in marking the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day on Thursday at the sprawling campus of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun”. Thousands of people participated in these public sessions of yoga and meditation around the country and also worldwide

The United Nations had also declared June 21 as the ‘International Day of Yoga’ in year2014, an ancient practice that began in India since 5,000 years ago.

Live updates for the events

10:15 AM IST Yoga is very apt for UN: Deputy secretary-general

UN Deputy Secretary-General said, “Yoga is “very apt” for the UN and in today’s complex world where stress and delusion are prevalent, the ancient Indian physical and mental practice plays a central role for wellness and peace of the mind and body”.

9:55 AM IST Smriti Irani, Manohar Lal Khattar perform asanas

Union minister, Smriti Irani and Haryana chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar participated in programmes in Chandigarh and Jhajjar.

9:50 AM IST Rajnath, Yogi lead celebrations in UP

Union home minister, Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh governor, Ram Naik and also chief minister Yogi Adityanath led hundreds of yoga enthusiasts as they practiced ‘asanas’ on the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day at Raj Bhawan.

7:10 AM IST PM Modi performs Yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joins thousands of volunteers performing yoga asanas in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun to mark the 4th International Yoga Day.

7:00 AM IST Yoga is one of the biggest mass movement: Modi

Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. In Yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society: PM Modi.

6:40 AM IST PM Modi addresses a gathering

PM Modi addresses the gathering Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. He will shortly perform asanas with the volunteers to mark International Yoga Day.

In today’s fast-changing time, Yoga binds together a person’s body, brain, and soul, hence making one experience a feeling of peace, says PM Modi.

6:25 AM IST Three-day yoga camp in Kota

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje joined Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna at the Yoga camp in Kota.

6:15 AM IST PM Modi in Dehradun

PM Modi reached Dehradun on Wednesday, landing at the Jollygrant airport at 10 pm. He was taken to the Raj Bhavan, where he spent the night.

6:11 AM IST Mizoram govt distances itself from Yoga Day

State government officials said Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla and his cabinet are unlikely to participate in any Yoga Day event. In fact, some seemed clueless about the event, which has been dubbed “anti-Christian” by religious groups in the states.

by Sawan Kumar on June 21, 2018

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