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International Yoga Day 2023: ‘Yoga is a way of life’, says PM Modi in New York

This year, the theme for International Yoga Day 2023 is 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,' effectively encapsulating our collective aspiration for ‘One Earth, One Family, and One Future.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at the UN headquarters, in New York, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at the UN headquarters, in New York, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Today, people worldwide are observing the 9th International Yoga Day with live celebrations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spearhead the festivities at the United Nations (UN) headquarters, graced by delegates from over 180 nations. Notably, an estimated 250 million individuals are anticipated to participate in the event, centred around the theme 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,' meaning One Earth. One Future. One Family.

21 Jun 2023, 07:34:31 PM IST

Today's celebration very special, says India's Permanent envoy to UN Ruchira Kamboj

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi, along with India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj and Mayor of New York City Eric Adams, greeted and addressed an event on the 9th edition of International Day of Yoga, welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived to lead a special Yoga session at the UN headquarters.

Kamboj said, "Today's celebration is, indeed, very special as PM Modi will lead us in doing yoga here. It is under his leadership that June 21 was declared #InternationalYogaDay. It is only fitting that the inspiration behind the idea is with us today in the scenic multicultural setting of the UN."

UNGA President Korosi weighed in on the importance of Yoga, saying, "Yoga changes our physical performance but it can spark in us different mental and intellectual performance. I have been an admirer of Yoga. Our world needs balance and self-control. Yoga is one of the means of achieving this."

New York Mayor Eric Adams also expressed his pride at being a part of the event, saying, "This International Yoga Day is a call for us to stand up for humankind across the globe and all living being. I am proud to be here and I am proud to represent this city symbolically. International Yoga Day is an international call that we will be a leader here in New York City as you are a leader in your own environments..." (PTI)

21 Jun 2023, 07:08:14 PM IST

Guinness world record for most nationalities in a Yoga session created at Yoga Day event in New York

21 Jun 2023, 06:33:41 PM IST

'It is so important for us to move from just practitioners to executors', says New York City Mayor Eric Adams

21 Jun 2023, 06:29:15 PM IST

PM Modi leads Yoga Day event at UN HQ in New York

21 Jun 2023, 06:28:00 PM IST

‘Yoga is a way of life’, says PM Modi in New York

21 Jun 2023, 06:24:00 PM IST

This International Yoga Day is a call for us to stand up for humankind, says New York City Mayor Eric Adams

21 Jun 2023, 06:12:46 PM IST

Yoga changes our physical performance: UNGA President Csaba Kőrösi

"Yoga changes our physical performance but it can spark in us different mental and intellectual performance. I have been an admirer of Yoga. Our world needs balance and self-control. Yoga is one of the means of achieving this," said UNGA President Csaba Kőrösi

21 Jun 2023, 06:05:01 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives at UN Headquarters lawns in New York

21 Jun 2023, 05:47:11 PM IST

UNGA President Csaba Korosi, actor Richard Gere to participate in Yoga Day

The Yoga Day event led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN Headquarters in New York will see participation from President of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, Csaba Korosi, actor Richard Gere and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Also participating in the event will be digital evangelist Vala Afshar, award-winning storyteller Jay Shetty, Indian chef and restaurateur Vikas Khanna and Grammy award winner Ricky Kej. (ANI)

21 Jun 2023, 05:10:26 PM IST

Yoga brings peace of mind, inculcates self-discipline: Arunachal governor

21 Jun 2023, 04:43:33 PM IST

Army forms 'Bharatmala' from Siachen to Kanyakumari to mark Yoga Day

To mark the International Yoga Day on Wednesday, the Indian Army formed a 'Bharatmala' by conducting Yoga all along the border areas of the nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. 

21 Jun 2023, 02:33:57 PM IST

Yoga is India's greatest gift to humanity: J-K LG on Int'l Yoga Day

Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha Wednesday described yoga as India's greatest gift to humanity which has transcended the boundaries of religion and geographical barriers to bring happiness in people's lives.

Sinha led the International Yoga Day celebrations in the union territory by performing yoga 'asanas' at an event at Botanical Garden here.

Conveying his best wishes to the people of J-K on the occasion, the lieutenant governor said yoga has helped people across the world to remain fit.

21 Jun 2023, 02:13:21 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: 'Yoga is India's gift to world,' says President Murmu

On the occasion of the 9th International Yoga Day, President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday said that yoga is India's gift to the world. She also performed yoga at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

"Yoga is one of our civilization's great accomplishments and India's great gift to the rest of the world. Yoga brings together the body and the mind and it is a holistic approach to life. Yoga helps us all to be in a better position to meet the increasing challenges around us," President Murmu said.

Urging everyone to perform yoga, she said, "On this day, I urge everyone to adopt yoga in their daily lives and experience its transformative power."

21 Jun 2023, 01:57:05 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Indian Army personnel perform underwater Yoga| Watch

21 Jun 2023, 01:49:54 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Yoga brings peace of mind, inculcates self-discipline: Arunachal Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) on Wednesday appealed to the people of the state to practice yoga regularly for a healthier lifestyle, PTI reported.

Participating in the International Yoga Day at Raj Bhavan here, he said yoga helps in improving physical strength and confidence and also has a positive and calming effect on the practitioners.

"Yoga has remedies for every illness. Yoga brings peace of mind, inculcates self-discipline and ensures physical and mental wellness," the governor said.

21 Jun 2023, 01:43:40 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Passengers perform Yoga on Bhopal-Delhi Vande Bharat Express

Passengers travelling from Bhopal to Delhi on Vande Bharat Express on Wednesday performed Yoga on the train on the occasion of 9th International Yoga Day.

Yoga guru Krishna Kant Mishra guided the passengers to do yoga in sitting postures in every coach of the train on the occasion.

Mishra said, "I want to give the message of International Yoga Day by performing some yoga asana in sitting posture with the passengers of Vande Bharat. The initiative of Yoga Day was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 and the first International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015. Since then it has been celebrated continuously every year."

21 Jun 2023, 01:21:22 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Passengers perform Yoga inside a Mumbai local train| Watch

21 Jun 2023, 01:20:26 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Prison inmates and prison staff perform yoga at the Central Jail in Indore | Watch

21 Jun 2023, 01:18:08 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar asks people to adopt yoga for unity across globe

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday asked Indians and people from across the globe to adopt yoga, saying it is a symbol of world's unity.

Yoga has become a universal festival because of India's efforts, he said, adding that yoga is not just for any individual but for the entire humanity.

The national celebration of the 9th International Day of Yoga 2023 was led by Dhankhar in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city. The vice president and other dignitaries took part in a collective yoga programme on the theme 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbukam Ke Liye Yoga' held at the Garrison Ground here.

21 Jun 2023, 12:43:14 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Yoga Day celebrations were held at Indian Embassy in Kuwait

The 9th International Yoga Day celebrations were held at Indian Embassy in Kuwait on 21 June. The event was well-attended by yoga trainers and enthusiasts, members of diplomatic corps, friends from Kuwait and members of Indian community: Indian Embassy in Kuwait

 

21 Jun 2023, 12:24:26 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Yoga Day celebrated with gusto in Karnataka

The ninth International Yoga Day was celebrated with great fanfare in many parts of Karnataka on Wednesday.

Thousands of people took part in the event aimed at promoting good health with sound mind. The theme of Yoga Day this year is ‘Yoga – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

The main event took place on the grand steps of the imposing Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru where Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Karnataka Assembly Speaker U T Khader and Health and Family Welfare Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao took part.

21 Jun 2023, 12:02:41 PM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: G20 delegates perform Yoga at Raj Bhawan in Goa

G20 delegates perform Yoga along with Goa Governor PS Shreedharan Pillai, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism and Defence Ajay Bhatt on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Raj Bhawan in Goa on Wednesday.

While addressing the media, Goa Governor PS Shreedharan Pillai said, "The country achieved great success because more than 180 countries and we are observing this day. In the UN also our prime minister is participating. This is for the prosperity of the Indians.

"Concept of Vasudev Kutumbakam is there. So, for PM Modi, for the unity of the country and for the unity of the entire universe, all creatures in the world, that is our concept that is spreading," he added.

21 Jun 2023, 11:46:22 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Security personnel and the public perform Yoga at Kaman Aman Setu in J&K | Watch

21 Jun 2023, 11:39:22 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: ‘World is acknowledging our culture’, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said it was a matter of pride for India that yoga was being celebrated globally as it shows the world is acknowledging the country's rich culture and also adopting it.

Singh was speaking to the media after joining hundreds of Navy personnel on board INS Vikrant, India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier here, to participate in the yoga celebrations on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.

"It is a matter of pride for India that the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated all over the world today and shows that our rich culture and heritage is being acknowledged and adopted globally," he said.

21 Jun 2023, 11:33:12 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: President Droupadi Murmu performed yoga at Rashtrapati Bhawan

President Droupadi Murmu performed yoga at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, President Murmu said, “Yoga is one of our civilisation’s great accomplishments and India’s great gift to the rest of the world. Yoga brings together the body and the mind and it is a holistic approach to life."

"Yoga helps us all to be in a better position to meet the increasing challenges around us. On this day, I urge everyone to adopt yoga in their daily lives and experience its transformative power," added President Droupadi Murmu.

21 Jun 2023, 11:25:42 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: ‘Being healthy is also biggest service to nation,’ says MP CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday participated in the national programme of International Yoga Day being organised in Jabalpur district and said that being healthy is also the biggest service to the nation.

On the occasion, Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, MP governor Mangubhai Patel and other prominent personalities also participated in the national yoga programme.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Chouhan said, "Today, we are celebrating International Yoga Day. The national program of it is being organised in Jabalpur. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire world is under the influence of Yoga."

21 Jun 2023, 11:11:11 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Delhi LG VK Saxena performs Yoga

21 Jun 2023, 11:02:16 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: 'Yoga needs to be transformed into people's movement', says Maha CM Shinde

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday said transforming the practice of yoga into a people's movement was the need of the hour to tackle stress and lifestyle changes.

Shinde was speaking after participating in the International Yoga Day events at the Gateway of India, the state secretariat and the Vidhan Bhavan here.

He said it was a matter of pride that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was representing the country at the United Nations (UN) to mark the International Yoga Day.

21 Jun 2023, 10:53:36 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Canine member of the dog unit of ITBP performs yoga| WATCH

“Not just our Jawans but our canine squad also practices Yoga. Canine squad has to work under pressure, we use them for law and order duty so we make them practice Yoga," said Gourav Shav, Dy Commandant, 15th ITBP

21 Jun 2023, 10:45:36 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: ‘A proud, blessed moment for us,’ says JP Nadda ahead of PM Modi's Yoga session at UN HQ

 

BJP President JP Nadda on Wednesday said, “PM Modi will celebrate Yoga Day at the Headquarters of United Nations in New York. He will send a message to the whole world from there, this is a proud and blessed moment for us."

21 Jun 2023, 10:37:41 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Army personnel  performs yoga in Arunachal Pradesh

21 Jun 2023, 10:34:31 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Women in Nauwari saree perform yoga at Gateway of India | Watch

21 Jun 2023, 10:15:47 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Over 1 lakh people performed Yoga with Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel | Watch

21 Jun 2023, 10:10:57 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Indian Army performs yoga in Rajasthan

Indian Army personnel performed Yoga in Rajasthan on Wednesday morning on the occasion of 9th International Yoga Day.

Earlier in the day, Indian Army personnel performed Yoga at Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh on the occasion of the 9th International Yoga Day. The Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande also performed Yoga at Delhi Cantonment in the national capital.

21 Jun 2023, 09:48:58 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Passengers, railway employees perform yoga at Mumbai Central Station| Watch

21 Jun 2023, 09:46:28 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: PM Modi to lead Yoga session at UNHQ

To commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a unique yoga session at the UN Headquarters here on Wednesday.

Top UN officials, envoys from across the world and prominent individuals will participate in the event.

Prime Minister Modi noted that India has always nurtured traditions that unite, adopt and embrace and made a fervent appeal to eliminate contradictions, hurdles and resistances through yoga.

 

21 Jun 2023, 09:44:33 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Why International Yoga Day is celebrated?

Every year International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 worldwide. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of yoga and promote its holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The concept of International Yoga Day was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly.

21 Jun 2023, 09:00:39 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Indian Army personnel perform Yoga in Sikkim

21 Jun 2023, 08:44:25 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Yoga practitioners from Rameswaram perform ‘water yoga’| WATCH

Yoga practitioners from Rameswaram perform water yoga to mark International Yoga Day 2023.

21 Jun 2023, 08:30:49 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: 'One hour walk and 30 min yoga is a must,' says Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal

Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal said on International Yoga day said that one hour walk and 30 min yoga is a must. 
Taking to Twitter, Agarwal said that he prioritizes a one-hour walk and 30 minutes of yoga as a daily routine.

 

Furthermore, he shared that when he experienced back pain some years ago, he was advised to practice the butterfly pose (titli aasan) daily, and it quickly became an integral part of his morning routine.

21 Jun 2023, 08:16:36 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: PM Modi to perform yoga at 5.30 pm at UN HQ

Prime Minister Modi has confirmed his participation in the Yoga program taking place at the United Nations headquarters, scheduled for approximately 5:30 pm IST.
The concept of International Yoga Day was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly. 

21 Jun 2023, 08:14:32 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Theme of Yoga Day is 'Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'

This year the theme of Yoga Day is 'Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' i.e. Yoga for the welfare of all in the form of 'One World-One Family'.It emphasises the spirit of Yoga, which unites and takes everyone along.

It helps with emotional management, mood improvement, and brain clarity and also highlights the connection between the mind and the body. Meanwhile, PM Modi will celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21 at the United Nations Headquarters with the UN leadership and members of the international community.

21 Jun 2023, 08:03:52 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Ocean Ring of Yoga' has made the Yoga Day events more special, says PM Modi

Speaking about the 'Ocean Ring of Yoga', PM Modi said, "The 'Ocean Ring of Yoga' has made the Yoga Day events more special this year. Its idea is based on the interrelationship between the idea of yoga and the expanse of the ocean."

The concept of International Yoga Day was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly. Since then, Yoga has gained huge popularity worldwide due to its ability to enhance flexibility, strength, balance, and overall fitness.

21 Jun 2023, 07:46:20 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: We've always nurtured traditions that unite, celebrated diversity, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India has always nurtured traditions that unite, adopt and embrace, and made a fervent appeal to eliminate contradictions, hurdles and resistances through Yoga.

In a video message on the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Modi said Indians have welcomed new ideas and conserved them and celebrated the country's rich diversity.

“Yoga strengthens such feelings, expands the inner vision, and connects us with that consciousness which makes us feel the unity of the living being giving a basis of love for the living being," the prime minister said.

21 Jun 2023, 07:33:55 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Union Minister Piyush Goyal performs Yoga in Mumbai| Watch

21 Jun 2023, 07:15:24 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: 'Coming together of more than 180 countries on India's call is historic', says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi via video message on the occasion of International Day of Yoga said that the coming together of more than 180 countries on India's call is historic.
“At around 5:30 pm IST, I will participate in the Yoga program which is being organised at the headquarters of the United Nations. The coming together of more than 180 countries on India's call is historic. When the proposal for Yoga Day came to the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, it was supported by a record number of countries," Modi added.

21 Jun 2023, 06:59:30 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Rajnath Singh  joins Yoga celebration on INS Vikrant | Watch

On the International Day of Yoga, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will participate in a yoga session alongside Indian Navy personnel aboard the domestically manufactured aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
"Armed forces personnel including Agniveers will participate in the event embracing the spirit of unity and well-being. After the yoga session, the Union Minister will address the gathering and felicitate the yoga instructors," the Ministry of Defence stated.
 

21 Jun 2023, 06:55:04 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Crores worldwide join yoga with 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' theme, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that crores worldwide join yoga with 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' theme.

21 Jun 2023, 06:47:41 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Union Minister Anurag Thakur performs Yoga in Hamirpur

21 Jun 2023, 06:38:08 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2023: Uttarakhand CM Dhami performs Yoga in Haridwar| Watch

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Yog Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday performed Yoga in Haridwar to mark the 9th International Yoga Day.

A large number of people participated and performed the Yoga asanas (poses) at the Patanjali Peeth in Haridwar. The concept of International Yoga Day was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly.

 

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