International Yoga Day 2021 LIVE Updates: Yoga Has Helped Us Maintain Physical, Mental Health, Says Harsh Vardhan as World Unites for Celebrations

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday appealed to people to make yoga a part of their daily life. Extending greetings on the International Yoga Day, Baijal said yoga has more significance amid COVID19 times and it can boost immunity and mental health.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday appealed to the people to make yoga a part of their daily lives. Extending greetings on the International Day of Yoga, he said yoga not only helps us physically and mentally but also improves the health of the society. It is good both for the people and the country, he said according to an official statement.

Yoga Can Improve Both Physical and Mental Health During Covid, Says Indian Envoy as US Celebrates Yoga Day |

Yoga has the potential to provide both health and happiness by improving the physical and mental wellbeing of the people, especially given the impact of the global pandemic, India’s top diplomat in the US has said, kicking off the 7th International Yoga Day celebrations in the country. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on Sunday participated in the yoga protocol session at the Indian House here which was attended by embassy officials inperson, while a large number of people across the US joined the event virtually through Zoom and the embassy’s social media handles.

Over 3,000 people spread their mats at the iconic Times Square here and performed Yoga asanas keeping in mind social distancing guidelines to celebrate International Yoga Day as the city opens up following the COVID19 pandemic. The Consulate General of India, New York in partnership with Times Square Alliance hosted the 7th International Day of Yoga celebrations on Sunday at the popular city destination, known as the crossroads of the world. The daylong celebration themed as Solstice Event was attended by more than 3000 people.

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BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda performs Yoga at his residence in Delhi on International Day of Yoga


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Yoga Helped Many in Tackling COVID-19 Crisis: Goa CM |

Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the world and it has helped several people deal with the COVID-19 crisis, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said while greeting people on the occasion of the International Yoga Day on Monday. The CM participated in a programme at the Aguada Fort in North Goa district in the morning and performed yoga exercises along with others as part of the event.

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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel performs yoga at his residence in Raipur.


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On Yoga Day, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called the ancient set of exercises “a form of health care”. “Modern Yoga is not something that needs to be seen in connection with any particular religion or spirituality. It has to be seen as a form of health care.If it is seen as spiritual or related to any particular religion, a large portion of the society will not get the benefits of the same. If yoga is confined to religion a vast majority will be denied yoga and its benefits. It should not happen,” he said.

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Bihar: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad performed Yoga in Patna


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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar perform Yoga in Bengaluru


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People participate in the “Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga” to celebrate the summer solstice in New York.




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West Bengal: BSF (Border Security Force) personnel perform Yoga at BSF Camp in Kolkata on International Yoga Day.


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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari performs Yoga in Nagpur on International Day of Yoga.


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People participate in the “Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga” to celebrate the summer solstice in New York


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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar performs Yoga in Chandigarh, on International Day of Yoga.


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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan performs Yoga at Maharaja Agrasen Park on International Day of Yoga.


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On seventh International Day of Yoga ITBP personnel perform Yoga at an altitude of 15,000 ft near a Border Out Post in Ladakh.


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ITBP personnel perform Yoga near Galwan, Ladakh on International Yoga Day.


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President Ram Nath Kovind performs yoga at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on International Day of Yoga.




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Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel performs Yoga at Red Fort, on International Day of Yoga


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ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform Yoga at an altitude of 18,000 ft in Ladakh, on International Day of Yoga.


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PM Modi Launches ‘M Yoga App’## PM Modi Launches ‘M Yoga App’ |

Launching the ‘M Yoga App’, PM Modi said, “It will be introduced to the world. I am hopeful that this app will help promote one world one health. When India proposed International Day of Yoga in the United Nations, it was the spirit behind it to make this yoga science accessible to the whole world. In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another important step. Now there will be M-Yoga app, which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us in our ‘One World, One Health’ motto.”

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“If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses,” PM Modi said.

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ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel of Animal Training School (ATS), Lohitpur perform yoga, with horses, on International Day of Yoga in Arunachal Pradesh.


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PM Modi: There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system. Physical and mental health both are important. Yoga helps us to do so.

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PM Modi added, “When I talk to frontline warriors and doctors, they tell me that they’ve made Yoga a shield for protection against the virus. They’ve used Yoga not just for safeguarding themselves, but also patients. Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process.”

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) performs Yoga alongside Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh, on the occasion of International Yoga Day.


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PM Narendra Modi: Even though major public events have not been organised in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished. Today when the entire world is fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope. For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down. 


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PM Modi Begins His Address |

On the seventh International Yoga Day, PM Modi began his address to the nation by wishing wellness and good healthn for “every country, every society and every individual”.


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International Yoga Day 2021 LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of the seventh International Day of Yoga. The theme of the International Yoga Day event this year is ‘Yoga for wellness’. In view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the event this year will be a televised one and is scheduled to start early. After Prime Minister Modi addresses the International Yoga Day event, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga will follow up with a live demonstration of yoga from 7am to 7:45am. Union minister Kiren Rijiju will also address the programme today.

As many as 15 spiritual leaders and yoga gurus will be delivering their messages to the audience. The spiritual leaders include — Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Dr. HR Nagendra, Kamlesh Patel, Dr. Veerendra Hegde, Dr. Hamsaji Jayadeva, OP Tiwari, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Dr. Chinmay Pandey, Muni Shri Sagar Maharaj, Swami Bharat Bhushan, Dr. Vishwas Mandalik, Sister BK Shivani, S Sridharan, and Antoinette Rozi.

Yoga Day will be observed in as many as 190 countries around the world, according to reports, and Missions of India abroad will be coordinating various activities with the administrations in the respective countries for the run-up to the event.

The seventh International Day of Yoga comes at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19. The Ministry of Ayush, the nodal ministry for IDY, has highlighted the important role of yoga in one’s overall wellbeing, through various activities organised in the run up to the IDY.

The observance of Yoga Day is timely as health is foremost in the thoughts of one and all following the Covid emergency. It is significant that the key purpose behind the United Nations recognising June 21 as the IDY was to underline the potential of yoga in public health globally.

As in previous years, the IDY observation on June 21 will consist of individuals participating in large numbers in the harmonious demonstration and performance of yoga.

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