World celebrates International Yoga Day

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Entire world is marking the International Day of Yoga with great fervour. People from all age groups and all walks of life are joining Yoga Day celebrations and furthering the movement.

Millions of people from across the planet, including from the latest entrant Switzerland, will bend over backwards on to 21 June, 2019 celebrated International Yoga Day (IYD).

Since its inception in 2015, when the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, the ancient spiritual practice has been celebrated widely, with more countries holding their breath to join in each year. Close to 77 lakh people have already taken the pledge to “make yoga an integral part of their daily life” on the IYD website.

The theme for the fifth year of its celebration is ‘Climate Action’. A ceremony has been organised at the United Nations headquarters followed by a panel discussion.
In India, all the state governments, central ministries, PSUs, armed forces and security forces and central universities participated in local events. Navy officers stretched themselves on the decks of submarines and INS Virat. In Jodhpur, close to the international border with Pakistan, BSF personnel focused on their breath under the guidance of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

In Delhi alone, as many as 300 centres, including BJP headquarters, performed yoga.