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International Yoga Day updates: Ministers, CMs, citizens join PM Modi to celebrate this Day

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, June 21: On the fifth International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Yoga Day celebrations and performed asanas at a ground in Ranchi on Friday along with 40,000 others while other BJP leaders, Union ministers and yoga enthusiasts did the same in other cities across the country.

Appealing to people to take yoga to all sections of society, Prime Minister said yoga is above everything. He also urged people to make yoga an integral part of life.

Modi has been sharing an asan a day on the social media and urging people to join the movement.

Several programmes associated with the International Day of Yoga were also organised with great enthusiasm in various countries.

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Here are the Highlights:

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12:21 PM, 21 Jun
Officers from Airport Authority of India performed yoga at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan today
12:04 PM, 21 Jun
Rajya Sabha
Vijila Sathyananth, AIADMK MP said,''Tamil Nadu is a water deficit state.The only major river system in the state is Cauvery river system. Only solution is that Centre should take complete authority of management of water of Cauvery. The release of water should be immediate.
11:51 AM, 21 Jun
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in Port Blair said,''Word Yoga itself means union&inclusiveness, to live a life in an inclusive manner. Becoming a human being means the longing to expand and include. Yoga is only harnessing that innate longing in every human being to include everything.''
11:27 AM, 21 Jun
After Yoga Day celebrations in Ranchi, PM Modi lands in Delhi. He will be in Parliament and will attend a series of meetings.
11:23 AM, 21 Jun
French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler on Yoga Day 2019 said,''We had more than 100 yoga practitioners this morning. We have Yoga lessons almost everyday at the Embassy. Yoga is becoming popular among the French people now. It helps to stay fit both physically and mentally.''
10:16 AM, 21 Jun
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said that yoga is not for Modi, but for the body. He also advised people to stay away for instant food, saying that such items are harmful to the body. Our forefathers gave us good food practices. Don’t get carried away by pizza, burger, the vice-president said.
10:14 AM, 21 Jun
Maharashtra M Devendra Fadnavis wishes on International Day of Yoga.
10:14 AM, 21 Jun
Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik shares his art on sand at Puri beach in Odisha on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday.
10:13 AM, 21 Jun
Former External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj wishes people on International Yoga Day. She tweeted saying, "Heartiest greetings on the International Yoga Day. India's proposal to declare 21st June as the International Yoga day was passed unopposed by United Nations in a record time of 75 days."
10:13 AM, 21 Jun
Chennai school's students wish Indian cricket team for ICC WC 2019 by creating a design of World Cup in yoga position on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Friday.
10:13 AM, 21 Jun
Actress Urmila Matondkar wishes on International Day of Yoga. Yoga is not religion, it's science of integrating body, mind and soul, says Matondkar.
10:11 AM, 21 Jun
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who participated in an early morning yoga session at Rajpath, termed yoga as one of the biggest achievements of cultural diplomacy by PM Narendra Modi.
9:54 AM, 21 Jun
ITBP personnel performed yoga on International Yoga Day at Indo-China border in Kinnaur district
9:53 AM, 21 Jun
Yoga being performed at the Embassy of the United States of America in Delhi.
9:53 AM, 21 Jun
Border Security Force's equestrian team performs Yoga on horsebacks at the BSF camp in Gurugram
9:53 AM, 21 Jun
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat leads Yoga Day 2019 celebrations.
9:52 AM, 21 Jun
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal performs Yoga in Guwahati
9:50 AM, 21 Jun
Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, performs yoga at an event in Trivandrum
9:05 AM, 21 Jun
Yoga was performed by Indian Navy and Central Industrial Security Force personnel at Marina Beach
9:05 AM, 21 Jun
Union Minister Smriti Irani performs Yoga in Dwarka.
8:57 AM, 21 Jun
Home Minister Amit Shah said, "On International Yoga Day, I express my great gratitude to the Prime Minister for giving a global form to Yoga. The knowledge of yoga is for the welfare of the whole world."
8:48 AM, 21 Jun
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs yoga along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Nanded on International Day of Yoga.
8:48 AM, 21 Jun
Personnel of 9th Battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) perform 'River Yoga' in Digaru river on International Day of Yoga near Teju, Lohitpur.
8:47 AM, 21 Jun
People perform Yoga in Janaki Temple premises in Janakpur, at an event organised by the Embassy of India on 5th International Day of Yoga.
8:47 AM, 21 Jun
ITBP personnel in at Rohtang Pass also joined the world wide celebration of the International Day of Yoga.
8:40 AM, 21 Jun
Troops of Assam Rifles, CRPF, Police and civilians performed Yoga at Indo - Myanmar border despite bad weather & rain, today
8:36 AM, 21 Jun
India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said,''I hope this indoor yoga session in Gen Assembly hall, the first of its kind, will reinforce values of cleaner,greener and more sustainable future that all of you yogis are committed to.''
8:35 AM, 21 Jun
TBP personnel deputed on Amarnath Yatra security duty perform Yoga
8:35 AM, 21 Jun
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari leads International Day of Yoga celebrations in Maharashtra's Nagpur
8:34 AM, 21 Jun
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performs Yoga
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