International Yoga Day Celebrations in Dehradun
People participating in the rehearsal ahead of the Prime Minister’s event on the International Day of Yoga 2018, at the Forest Research Institute, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on June 19, 2018.

PM to add spark @ 4th International Yoga Day Celebrations in Dehradun; World joins in to celebrate IDY 2018

India’s recent gift to the World in form of International Yoga Day, surely seems to have caught the global attention it so deserves and promises world the best way to stay in good health and enjoy utmost comfort and wellness benefits. Due credit goes to Prime Minister Modi to have proposed the UN the International Yoga Day and having mentored it to such perfection that World now joins in to celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2018.

This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the 4th International Yoga Day Celebrations in Dehradun on June 21, 2018. The Prime Minister will join thousands of volunteers, performing Yoga asanas in the lawns of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, located in the lap of the Himalayas. A series of Yoga related events are being organised across the world to mark the occasion.

The Prime Minister had earlier participated in Yoga celebrations at Rajpath in New Delhi in 2015, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh in 2016, and the Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Lucknow in 2017.

Greeting Yoga enthusiasts across the world on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that Yoga is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind. “Yoga is not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit. It is a passport to health assurance, a key to fitness and wellness. Nor is Yoga only what you practice in the morning. Doing your day-to-day activities with diligence and complete awareness is a form of Yoga as well,” the Prime Minister said.

“In a world of excess, Yoga promises restraint and balance. In a world suffering from mental stress, Yoga promises calm. In a distracted world, Yoga helps focus. In a world of fear, Yoga promises hope, strength and courage,” the Prime Minister added.

In the run-up to International Yoga Day, the Prime Minister has also taken to social media to share the intricacies of various Yoga Asanas. He has also shared pictures of people performing Yoga, at various locations across the world.


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