International Yoga Day 2017: Devendra Fadnavis Celebrates With Farmers' Children

India Tv- Modi in Lucknow to lead third International Yoga Day celebrations

The chief minister also participated in another yoga session organised by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan and party MLA Ashish Shelar in suburban Bandra. "The energy is different", said 24-year-old Abhi Aggarwal as he waited with his parents for the session to start. Rains failed to dampen the spirits of about 50,000 who joined an outdoor yoga session, June 21, with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in a park in Lucknow, capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

"Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture are now connecting to India through yoga", Modi said in an address to the crowd.

"Yoga has revolutionised health management across the world by offering an opportunity to bring the mind in equilibrium with the body besides helping to harness an individual's inner strengths", he added. Social media was flooded with pictures of yoga, the country's signature cultural export, being performed in various places including an Indian Navy submarine and the landing deck of an aircraft carrier. The day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.

"Yoga is an ancient Indian practice and all ancient scriptures, including the Vedas, have accepted the importance of yoga", he pointed out.

People practice yoga on 1,500 yoga mats, printed with an artwork and placed together to form the artwork, during an event marking International Yoga Day, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv June 21, 2017.

USA military community in Japan offers support after USS Fitzgerald tragedy
The two Navy leaders were struck by stories of heroism and sacrifice, both by the sailors aboard and their families back home. Navy divers found the bodies of seven in the listing ship after it returned to a USA base in Yokosuka, Japan.

From China's Great Wall to the London Eye, yoga fans performed "asanas", or poses, at major landmarks. This International Yoga Day she posted a video on Instagram in which she was performing the attractive asana of Bakasana.

Reports said in the United Arab Emirates, more than 15,000 people participated in the Yoga Day celebrations.

At DU, Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi performed yoga with other officials at Gandhi Bhavan.

In an interesting development on the International Yoga Day, Baba Ramdev and Amit Shah have helped create a new Guinness World Record by enabling the most number of participants during a yoga session.

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