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Week-long International Yoga Festival begins in Rishikesh

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Dehradun: Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul inaugurated the 29th edition of the InternationaI Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, and said the event was growing in stature and helping the state become a sought-after destination for spiritual tourism.

Event inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan:

Event inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan:

The week-long event, jointly organised by the AYUSH ministry, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Parmarth Niketan and Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, was inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan along the banks of the Ganges river.

Hundreds descend for Yoga festival

Hundreds descend for Yoga festival

Nearly 70 saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from more than 20 countries around the world are particpating this year at the festival.

Special Yoga session:

Special Yoga session:

There will be separate sessions on Ashtanga, Raja, Bhakti, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bharat, Ganga, and Somatics during the week. There will also be classes on meditation, mudras, Sanskrit chanting, Indian philosophy and much more.

Modi to address Yoga delegates

Modi to address Yoga delegates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the festival via video conferencing on the 29th edition of the International Yoga Festival at 12:30 pm on March 2.

People from nearly 100 nations participate:

People from nearly 100 nations participate:

People from nearly 100 nations, saints and dignitaries converge for inauguration of Parmarth Niketan's International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh.

(Photos taken from International Yoga Festival/Facebook)

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