21st of June marks the International Yoga Day and the country has welcomed it with open arms. "From Lord Jagannath's grace, the International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the world for harmony and peace", stated Deb.
The proposal to declare June 21, which happens to be the longest day of the year in in the Northern Hemisphere, as Yoga Day came from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his United Nations address.
Yoga "is enriching millions of lives all over the world", Modi said in a speech. The enthusiasm of getting from "illness to wellness" is spreading from the busy streets of the South Korean capital, Seoul, to the foot of Eiffel Tower in Paris. As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga.
Modi stated: 'Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition.
"Yoga Day is becoming one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for health and well-being.It has the best of our past and present and a ray of hope for our future".
The Indian discipline of yoga, involving spiritual and physical practices, is followed in myriad forms today by millions of people worldwide, with an entry in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.
"In yoga, we have the ideal solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or as a society", the Prime Minister said. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates.
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Here's all you need to know about what International Yoga Day is, when it is, what the theme for 2018 will be, how to watch its events, how to celebrate it and some notable events taking place in India and throughout the world.
Medical experts on Thursday spoke of the many benefits of yoga, as practitioners in Nigeria on Thursday joined others across the world to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
"Considering how life is so fast-paced in Abu Dhabi, just like any other big city in the world, it is no wonder Yoga is being adopted by people of various backgrounds".
The Rajpath looked grand as old and young, dressed in colourful attire, rolled out their mats and performed various asanas.
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Extending his greetings on the occasion, the president said, "On International Yoga Day greetings to all those practising yoga across the globe".
In Bhubaneswar, a special camp was organized by the Khurda District Patanjali Yoga Samiti on Durga Puja Mandap premises in Nayapalli.Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who joined as the chief guest at the camp practiced yoga along with hundreds of participants.