Nepal observes International Yoga Day

Desiree Steele
June 23, 2018

Modi inaugurated the "YO1 Nature Cure Center" in the Catskills area of NY through a video link on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga.

Yoga connect people from different nations and different walks of life, it fosters a sense of harmony among fellow beings and with the rest of the universe.

A number of yoga-related events were also organised across the world to mark the event. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said.

Mr Modi said that in yoga, one has the ideal solution to the problems one face, either as individuals or in society. "Instead of dividing, Yoga unites".


Yoga is attractive because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals. Baijal said that it was a matter of pride and privilege that yoga was being practised in 200 countries by crores of people.

Increases your blood flow: The relaxation exercises in yoga helps your blood circulation, especially in your hands and feet. It was the Prime Minister who led the chanting of the first round of "Om". Chandigarh was the host city for the main event in 2016 and the main event for the first International Yoga Day celebrations was New Delhi in 2015.

Other gatherings took place across New Delhi with 10,000 enthusiasts registered as well as more than 5,000 events across from the country including in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Patna.

Yoga might be India's greatest cultural export, but brand India itself is encouraging more yogapreneurs every year.


Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated the occasion in Mumbai.

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, which had launched a week-long yoga classes for its students and staff ahead of the Yoga Day, announced plans to conduct regular yoga classes throughout the year for all students, staff and their family members.

Yoga brings physical and mental relief to a human being and it takes humankind towards total growth, said Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & MoS for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Mahesh Sharma while addressing at celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga at Shaheed Minar, Kolkata today. "So now the world knows the power of yoga", participant Sidharth Singh, 23, told AFP. According to Indian recognition, Yogi Shiva started teaching yoga science on this day to mankind.

Last year, PM Modi had led the yoga day celebrations in Lucknow.


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