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Eighth International Day of Yoga being celebrated across the world today
New Delhi 21 June(Agencies)
The 8th edition of International Day of Yoga is being celebrated today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the mass Yoga demonstration at Mysuru in Karnataka. Over 15 thousand participants are expected to do yoga along with the Prime Minister. Crores of people will participate in various International Day of Yoga programs being organized in India and the world.

The theme of this year’s International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. As the International Day of Yoga is falling in the year of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', Yoga Day is being celebrated in 75 iconic places across the country. As part of the Guardian Ring initiative, the movement of the Sun from east to west will be celebrated through Yoga. Indian Missions in different countries will organise Yoga programmes at sunrise according to the local time there.

Several Union Ministers will participate in Yoga demonstrations at different iconic places. Anurag Thakur will be it at Nalagarh Palace in Himachal Pradesh while Dharmendra Pradhan at Kangra Fort, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw at Konark Sun Temple and Mahendranath Pandey at Jagannath temple Puri in Odisha, Mansukh Mandaviya at Statue of Unity in Gujarat, Giriraj Singh at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar, Uttarakhand and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia at Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh. Ms Smriti Irani will perform Yoga at Lucknow Residency and Bhupender Yadav will participate in Yoga programme in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

The 21st of June was proclaimed as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations in 2014 with a record endorsement by 175 member states. Our correspondent reports that it is after two years of the pandemic that International Day of Yoga is being celebrated in the offline mode.
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