Live: Modi joins 37,000 participants in yoga session; UN Sec Gen says he is ‘very excited’

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Jun 21, 2015

  • 08:55(IST)

    Very vehement about Yoga Day: UN Secretary General tells Sushma Swaraj

    UN secretary ubiquitous Ban Ki-moon has voiced his fad during a initial International Day of Yoga during his assembly with External Affairs apportion Sushma Swaraj, observant a day has garnered “unprecedented” unrestrained from people around a world. 

    Ban called on Swaraj in a dusk here on Saturday during a Manhattan hotel where a Indian personality is staying. He tenderly greeted her with a “Namaste, kya haal chaal hain” as he shook her hands. 

    Ban, accompanied by comparison UN officials, congratulated Swaraj on a decoration of a initial International Day of Yoga. 

    “I am also really many excited,” he said. “(There is) a lot of enthusiasm. We have been watching many general days on something though this one (yoga day) is unprecedented, many exciting,” he said.

    Ban pronounced he had been told that scarcely dual billion people would have participated in a yoga day opposite a universe by a finish of Jun 21. – PTI

  • 08:50(IST)

    BJP leaders opposite India take partial in yoga

    After PM Modi’s yoga eventuality in Delhi, BJP leaders opposite India took partial in yoga in several states. HRD Minister Smriti Irani participated in yoga in Shimla while Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also took partial in yoga.

    Union apportion Ravi Shankar Prasad also took partial in a yoga eventuality in Kolkata.

  • 08:05(IST)

    Despite complicated rains, Mumbaikars take partial in yoga session

    People in Mumbai took partial in a yoga eventuality during Marine Drive along with BJP leaders Piyush Goyal and Shaina NC. “The energy that yoga has towards strengthening physique and mind is incomparable,” pronounced Piyush Goyal.

  • 08:01(IST)

    Yoga eventuality ends

    As a large yoga eventuality led by PM Modi got over, Modi interacted with a children benefaction during Rajpath.

    In a record-breaking attempt, an estimated 37,000 people took partial in a yoga eventuality during Rajpath. The Guinness record is now hold by Vivekananda Kendra that organized a yoga eventuality in that 29,973 people participated in Gwalior on 19 November, 2005.

  • 07:57(IST)

    Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje practises yoga

  • 07:49(IST)

    PM Modi takes partial in yoga along with 35,000 other participants

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted people on International Yoga Day, seeking for a oath to make it an constituent partial of life.

Representational image. PTIRepresentational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Minutes before a mega eventuality commenced during Rajpath, a Prime Minister tweeted, “Greetings to people around a universe on initial International Day of Yoga! “Lets oath to make yoga an constituent partial of a daily lives,” he said.

In another tweet, he pronounced in some tools of a world, a initial rays of a object have already been welcomed by people practising yoga. This will continue opposite a world.

“I will join a yoga day programme during Rajpath in a brief while,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister, who practised ‘asanas’ along with scarcely 35,000 participants during a mega eventuality during Rajpath in New Delhi, also thanked a United Nations and a countries that corroborated a fortitude by India to symbol 21 Jun as International Yoga Day.

The Prime Minister, who was approaching to usually residence a gathering, astounded everybody by participating in a yoga exercises along with thousands of people, including children.

Yoga guru Ramdev common a dais with Modi along with heads of some other eremite and yoga institutions. Modi after assimilated a participants on a belligerent as he practised a ‘asanas’ during a 30-minute programme.

Kicking off a event, a Prime Minister pronounced a programme is directed during benefiting a people by creation them both physically and mentally healthy.

It seeks to make a tension-free universe and widespread a summary of ‘Sadbhavana‘ (harmony), a Prime Minister said, adding that yoga is “more than usually earthy fitness”.

“For many of a people, yoga is usually a earthy exercise. This is a biggest mistake…. Had this been a case, children operative in circuses could have been called ‘yogis’. Hence yoga is not usually about creation a physique flexible,” he said, while addressing a participants.

The Prime Minister voiced wish that a atmosphere built in foster of yoga in a nation will continue in destiny as well.

He also pronounced that it is not critical for him where this ancient technique originated and where all it has reached.

“We are not usually celebrating a day though we are training a tellurian mind to start a new epoch of assent – Sadbhavana…This is a programme for a advantage of mankind, a tension-free universe and a programme to widespread a summary of Sadbhavana,” Modi said.

Modi, while addressing a throng during Rajpath, said, “Did anyone ever suppose that Rajpath can be a ‘Yoga-path’?”

The Prime Minister also pronounced that this was a commencement of a new era. “I crawl down to a sages who speedy Yoga by centuries,” he said. “Everything is relocating forward. We don’t wish a conditions where humans are lagging behind.”

He also pronounced that yoga was many some-more than usually earthy exercise. “Just creation a physique flexible, branch physique into shapes is not Yoga. Otherwise, everybody in a playground would be a yogi…Mann (heart), buddhi (mind), shareer (body) and aatma (spirit) have to be in sync,” he said.

Diplomats from 152 unfamiliar missions were invited to take partial in a eventuality that started during 7 am.

Apart from PM Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also seen practising yoga with a participants.

President Pranab Mukherjee also addressed a people practising yoga and said, “I wish that everybody finds assent and complacency by yoga.”

Even Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took partial in a practising yoga. He also pronounced that yoga is not something to be politicised. “Yoga is really essential, though it isn’t something to do politics over,” he said.

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, who has been concerned in a domestic quarrel with Kejriwal, was also seen doing yoga along with a others.

However, alleging that yoga was being privatised by BJP, a East Singhbhum District Congress Committee has motionless to organize a ‘Walk for Nation and Society’ in Jamshedpur on Sunday to coincide with International Yoga Day.

Congress members and supporters will arrange during Jubilee Park embankment on Sunday morning and take partial in a walk, pronounced district Congress (DCC) boss Vijay Khan.

(With inputs from PTI)