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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings on the eighth International Day of Yoga and said that yoga brings peace to the society. Addressing the main event of the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga in the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka, PM Modi said, "I extend my greetings to all on this 8th International Yoga Day. Today, Yoga is being practised in all parts of the world. Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from Yoga is not only for individuals, it brings peace to our nations and the world."

He said that yoga is not only for any individual but for the entire humanity.

"Yoga is not only for any individual but for the entire humanity. This is the reason that the theme of International Yoga Day is 'Yoga for humanity'," said PM Modi. More than 15,000 people participated in the Yoga celebrations along with the Prime Minister at the heritage city. This year the theme for the celebration is "Yoga for humanity". The theme has been selected after much deliberation/consultation and it appropriately portrays, how during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic, yoga served the humanity in alleviating the sufferings.

  • International Yoga Day latest updates:
  • Delhi CM performs Yoga at Thyagaraj stadium

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performed Yoga asanas along with hundreds of people at Thyagaraj stadium here on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Kejriwal joined members of 'Dilli Ki Yogashala' along with his deputy Manish Sisodia at the stadium for the Yoga session.

Residents of the city in groups of 20-25 if willing to practice Yoga are provided an instructor by Delhi government under the 'Dilli Ki Yogsahala' programme.

  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri performs Yoga at Red Fort

  • Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel performs Yoga asanas at his residence

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performs Yoga at Chhattisgarh Sadan in New Delhi on World's Yoga Day.

  • PM Narendra Modi performs Yoga at Mysore Palace | Watch video

  • Nirmala Sitharaman performs Yoga at Jantar Mantar

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday performed Yoga during the International Day of Yoga 2022 programme at Jantar Mantar.

  • We should not take Yoga as an extra work: PM Modi

"No matter how stressful we are, a few minutes of meditation relaxes us, increases our productivity. Therefore, we do not have to take yoga as an extra work," PM Modi said.

  • International Yoga Day: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami performs Yoga at Parmarth Niketan

  • Yoga makes us conscious of everything: PM Modi

“This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us. And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness," PM Modi said.

  • Yoga brings peace for us….Yoga brings peace to our universe: PM Modi

"Yoga brings peace for us.

The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals.

Yoga brings peace to our society.

Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world.

And, Yoga brings peace to our universe," PM Modi said at Mysuru.

  • Yoga Day 2022: Most visited wellness retreats by celebrities

1. Atmantan - Pune

2. Araiya - Palampur

3. Ananda - Rishikesh

4. The Lodge at Wah - Deogran

5. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa - Shillim

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Mysuru Palace Ground

PM Modi has arrived at Mysuru Palace Ground where he will be performing Yoga along with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and others.

  • WATCH | PM Modi performs Yoga at Mysuru on the ocassion of 8th International Yoga Day

  • ITBP personnel performs Yoga in Ladakh

  • ITBP practice yoga at 17,000 feet

  • No entry fee at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort on Yoga Day

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will not charge any entry fee at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other monuments on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Tuesday.

  • International Yoga Day to be celebrated in 16 different time zones

'The Guardian Ring' has been envisaged for this year's International Yoga Day. In Guardian Ring programme, yoga demonstration will be streamed live as and when people perform yoga in 16 different time zones along with the rise of the sun. Starting from Fiji in the east it will move westward and end in San Francisco.

  • Union cabinet to perform yoga at different locations

Keeping the overarching theme of the 75 years of India's independence, the Ministry for Ayush has identified 75 locations for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration.

Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal: Mysore

Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: IAF base in Coimbatore

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar: Purana Qila in Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Jantar Mantar in New Delhi

Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari: Zero Milestone in Nagpur

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju: Dong village in Arunachal Pradesh

Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri: Red Fort

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal: Marine Drive in Mumbai

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur: Hamirpur

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw: Sun Temple in Konark in Odisha

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya: Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia: Gwalior Fort

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer

Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey: Puri beach

Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy: Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi: Hampi

  • International Yoga Day history

It was during his speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi first floated the idea of the International Yoga Day. The draft resolution passed by India was supported by 177 nations. The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11, 2014. The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2015.

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