Taking steps towards health and well being, India celebrates International Yoga day!
The sequel of International Yoga Day is being celebrated today, the 21 of June worldwide. 139 countries registered themselves to participate in the celebrations.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated in the celebrations held at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, Punjab. At the venue around 30,000 people gathered to take steps towards health and well being. While addressing the people, Mr. Modi urged everyone to make Yoga a part of their lives. He also added that it was not a religious practice but this age old practice can help people get rid off their health and mental issues.
Indians perform yoga to celebrate International Yoga Day in Guwahati. In this image millions of yoga enthusiasts can be seen bending their bodies in complex postures.
People perform yoga in Guwahati. Yoga has helped people cure illness and does wonders to their body.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of people in Chandigarh. Mr. Modi arrived in Chandigarh yesterday.
The declaration to mark 21 June as International Yoga Day came after Mr. Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with you, the world and the nature.” said Mr. Modi.
Spicejet, the fourth largest airline in the country by number of passengers carried celebrated the Yoga day in their way on the board.
Elderly women practice yoga at a park on International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Millions of yoga enthusiasts are bending their bodies in complex postures across India as they take part in a mass yoga program to mark the second International Yoga Day.
Indian women perform yoga at an event to celebrate International Yoga Day in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, third left, laughs as yoga guru Sri Vachananand Swamiji, second right, performs yoga at an event to celebrate International Yoga Day in Bangalore.
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu laughs as she performs yoga at an event to celebrate International Yoga Day in Bangalore. Millions of yoga enthusiasts are bending their bodies in complex postures across India as they take part in a mass yoga program to mark the second International Yoga Day.
PM Modi, dressed in a white-coloured t-shirt and trouser along with a scarf, led over 30,000 participants, including defence forces personnel and school children.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the event emphasised on the need of yoga in this fast paced life.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches out for a child who was amongst the thousands who performed yoga on occasion of World Yoga Day in Chandigarh
“The UN is celebrating International Yoga Day all over the world. It was started last year on India 's request. This day was picked as it is the longest day and the Earth is closest to the Sun” Mr. Modi said.