Envoys Celebrate Third International Yoga Day in New Delhi

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Similar yoga displays have been organized in villages, towns and cities across India. Yoga ensures a sound mind and body, a system that is based on stability, concentration, good health, self transformation and liberation. The day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.

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

He also explained the importance of Yoga using an analogy of salt. Prime Minister further said, "Yoga can help people keep calm....it helps people to maintain a healthy body and mind despite various challenges".

He said he was excited that the exercise was gradually gaining grounds within the country and especially among young folks, disclosing that his ministry has started talking with schools across the country to have it introduced to students.

The Prime Minister said yoga can provide health benefits free of cost, and added that several countries that were unaware of India's culture are now connected to it because of yoga. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani participated the yoga camp.

Anand Mahindra, executive chairman of Mahindra Group, took to Twitter on the occasion and said, "Proud that India's strongest "weapon" of global influence isn't a nuclear arsenal but the Power of Pranayam & Yoga".

Praising the enthusiasm of the kids to practice Yoga, the Minister lauded this glaring instance as the upcoming generation is the future citizen of the country.

Meanwhile, celebrating the third edition of the World Yoga Day, people across the world came together participated in the event led by Modi.

"There is a need for standarisation of yoga", he said but maintained that even as everyone cannot master the art, people can still practice yoga.

"One does not need to perform yoga for 24 hours".

After concluding his speech, Modi walked to an enclosure and performed yoga with almost 100 students.

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