International Yoga Day 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kick-started the celebration of fifth International Yoga Day in Ranchi, which is hosting the main event this year. According to a government statement, over 40,000 yoga enthusiasts are practicing yoga with PM Modi in Ranchi today.
Several leaders of PM Modi-led BJP have also joined the event across the country. In Delhi, the BJP is hosting around 300 yoga sessions, in which about 10 lakh people are expected to participate, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said.
Here are some updates on International Day of Yoga:
12:20p.m: People perform yoga in front of the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Visit Link:
12:15p.m: UNGA reverberates with chants of ‘Om’ to mark International Yoga Day.
12:10p.m: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar shares his mother’s picture doing yoga. Akshay writes, “…post her knee surgery at the age of 75, my mother started doing yoga and now it is part of daily routine… .”
10:10a.m: Railway minister Piyush Goyal celebrating Yoga day said, “let us all pledge to make it a part of our daily lives for overall well-being, and to make India fit and healthy.”
10:05am: External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar shared picture of MEA India office, where 250 diplomats from 56 countries practiced Yoga on Friday.