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The Stage Is Set For The Third International Yoga Day

The Stage Is Set For The Third International Yoga Day

A keen follower of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the International Day of Yoga in Lucknow, UP and was not deterred even by rainfall.

Yoga practitioners have taken a relaxing break to bend, twist, and pose for the annual event celebrating the practice, especially in the country where it began.

In a brief speech, Singh talked about the goodness of yoga and quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying that yoga was Indian civilisation's gift to the world. In December 2014 the Member States of the United Nations adopted a resolution proclaiming 21 June as International Yoga Day.

From Central Park in Connaught Place to Central Park in NY, the stage is set for the third International Day of Yoga on June 21 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations - and 55,000 enthusiasts - in performing asanas in Lucknow.

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Donning a white t-shirt and loose pants, Modi also performed asanas along with over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts braving early morning drizzles.

The International Yoga Day was marked with several programs around the world.

Tight security cordoned around venue, all arterial roads were under strict CCTV vigil.

According to the United Nations, UN, the theme of this year is "Yoga for Health". A yoga session on top of the Great Wall of China on Tuesday became a historical event. Inaugurating the third International Yoga Day in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday, the President said?Yoga is the ancient tradition of India. Over 10,000 people are expected to perform various postures of Yoga in the main event at Connaught Place where Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and other leaders will also join in.

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Participants hailed the event as a milestone in bilateral ties.

Television footage showed Indian soldiers performing yoga in their military overalls in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, at a height of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters).

Weather obstruction may hamper the yoga day celebrations as a trough is extending across Uttar Pradesh, therefore, we may expect scattered rains over many parts of Uttar Pradesh for the next 48 hours. "Your body is like that", the 66-year-old told AFP in Delhi.

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