From Prakash Javadekar in Imphal to Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi: How union ministers spread out to celebrate International Yoga Day

In the International Yoga Day 2017 Baba Ramdev is aiming to set a Guinness World record for the highest number of people performing yoga at a location.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 11:55 am
International Yoga Day, Yoga Day, Narendra Modi, Yoga Day Arvind Kejriwal, Yoga Baba Ramdev, Ahmedabad Yoga day, Yoga day Indian cities, Indian express, India news Arvind Kejriwal perform Yoga postures on International Yoga Day celebrations at Connaught Place, New Delhi along with Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu (Sources @airnewsalerts)

Cities across India have rolled out yoga mats at various venues with many dignitaries attending to mark the importance of yoga on the International Yoga Day. After speaking on the importance of yoga in Lucknow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed asanas at Ambedkar Sabha Sthal to kick off the UN recognised day. Amidst a drizzle, the Prime Minister along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath enthused around 55,000 people at the event.

In Ahmedabad, BJP president Amit Shah has joined yoga guru Baba Ramdev to celebrate the day where over four lakh people are expected to participate throughout the day. Baba Ramdev is aiming to set a Guinness World record for the highest number of people performing yoga at a location. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was there as well.

In Delhi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took part in the celebration. NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and senior BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi also attended the event at Connaught Place.

International Yoga Day, Yoga Day, Narendra Modi, Yoga Day Arvind Kejriwal, Yoga Baba Ramdev, Ahmedabad Yoga day, Ram Nath Kovind Ram Nath Kovind at Connuaght Place

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya took part in yoga day in Hyderabad. MoS PMO Jitendra Singh and other dignitaries performed yoga in International Yoga Day in Jammu. M J Akbar attended yoga celebration at Puducherry.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonwal kicked off the celebrations at Gurdon field in Nalbari district. Minister for Power Piyush Goyal was in Visakhapatnam to mark his presence.

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad‏ in Patna did asanas to inspire people to take part in the celebration. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar twisted and turned in Imphal to preside over the yoga celebration.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu performed Yoga in Mumbai

International Yoga Day, Yoga Day, Narendra Modi, Yoga Day Arvind Kejriwal, Yoga Baba Ramdev, Ahmedabad Yoga day, Maharashtra Suresh Prabhu (L) and Devendra Fadnavis (R) (Source ANI)

Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan in Amritsar observed Yoga day and spoke of the benefits of yoga.

International Yoga Day, Yoga Day, Narendra Modi, Yoga Day Arvind Kejriwal, Yoga Baba Ramdev, Ahmedabad Yoga day, Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan (Picture via airnewsalerts)

Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh was seen doing pranayama at Yoga Day celebration in Motihari, Bihar.

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Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman attended celebration in Palakkad in Kerala

International Yoga Day, Yoga Day, Narendra Modi, Yoga Day Arvind Kejriwal, Yoga Baba Ramdev BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman doing Pranayam

Thousands of people held yoga events across the world on this day, including France, Pakistan, China and the US.

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    Surinder
    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    Yoga Tamasha for votes votes. If the proponets including the babas understood one words the acrobatics would be meaningless. Kabila khada bazaar me in sabe mange Khair na kayu se dosti na kahu se bair.
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      Parth Garg
      Jun 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm
      Farmers have given an apt reply to this stage managed show by performing 'Shavasana'. Shame on the showmen.
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        Jagdish Chander
        Jun 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm
        Doing Yoga in this way is totally unproductive activity and causing wasteful expenditure. Govt do not have money to save farmer's life but can spend simply for breathing exercises which otherwise every one breaths. Money spent on yoga would have saved lives of thousands of farmers who have made the Govt capable of breathing. Every farmer, laborer, factory workers do yoga while they work which is a productive yoga. A person when digs earth to excavate mud inhales a long breath while standing upwards and exhales breath with force when putting stroke of tool on earth, when farmer lifts material more than his body weight in the field he takes long breath holds it in lungs till bunch of folder is put on his head etc. . This is productive yoga. PM and Baba Ramdev have wasted crores of productive hours of the country. Had so many persons engaged in excavating mud from dead ponds in villages huge capacity of storage of rain water could have been created. Yoga pet bhare kee ram ram hai.
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          Junu
          Jun 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm
          Why don't you give advice.. that government should not waste money by sponsoring " haj" instead giving education to Muslim women .Whole world is realizing the benefits of yoga. Read some books about yoga .. it's painful to see that we still have people whose at ude is " gharka murgi dal barabar "
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          bitterhoney
          Jun 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm
          Dogs listening to their master's voice.
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            yash sehgal
            Jun 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm
            Mitrooon mai jaanta hoon k aapke pet me roti nahin hai..par aap yoga karke sawasth rah sakte hain..Jetli ji ne taxes me aapse sab kuchh le liya hai, par aap ghabraaye nahi..mar jaane par aapko shaheed maana jayega.."
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              bitterhoney
              Jun 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm
              Mitro Modi ji aap ka pet yoga se bhar deinge, aap ko khane ki jarurat nahi padegi. jab khane jarurat nahi hogi to anaj paida karne ki bhi jarurat nahi hogi. jab anaj paida karne ki jarurat nahi hogi to kisan ko rin (loan) lene ki jarurat nahi hogi. jab kisan rin nahi lega to aatmhatya nahi karega. kheton(fields) per gareeb janta ke liye sarkar ghar babayegi. sarkar ne yog se bhookh samapt ker di, rahne ke liye makan de diya, raha kapde (cloth) ki samasya to kapda pahanna koi jaruri nahi hai. hamare poorvaj nange hi raha karte the aur swasth rahte the. modi ji ne yog dwara janta ki sabhi samasyayein ka niwaran kar diya. modi ji jindabad, jindabad, jindabad.
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              Rajeev
              Jun 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm
              Stop this and let Indian Citizen decides if they want to do yoga. Your unwarranted adverti t is enough of enough as we have choose Government for Working for Country's Development and its Citizen Growth not for teaching yoga and drama. Please start working and show results only less than two years left now
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                mahesh
                Jun 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm
                Got a problem with yoga? Maybe you do not do it,that's why the ranting.
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                  Shailendra Nagar
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm
                  Do you think people who attended the programs throughout the country were forced to attend? Yog is associated with Indians since centuries therefore, it is a good tryst from the Govt to spread the same worldwide for the benefit of all. I suggest you to start doing yog and pranayam as it is very clear from your post that you have a lot of negativity in you and Yog and Pranayam is very helpful for a balanced Body and Mind.
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                  SHEKAR
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 11:33 am
                  Good luck for Yoga day. If I would have been taught yoga in childhood, I could have voided so many diseases. Yoga is a way of life towards avoiding diseases. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu must announce prizes for NAGAR SEVAKS for SWACHH BHARAT. THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF MONEY, POWER AND POLITICAL INFLUENCE. THESE PEOPLE MUST BE ENCOURAGED. THIS IS FOR ALL NAGAR SEVAKS IRRESPECTIVE ANY POLITICAL PARTIES THROGUH OUT INDIA. CAN THE MINISTER HEAR MY ADVICE?
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                    Jagdish Chander
                    Jun 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm
                    Yoga is drama of persons eating more than their body needs and doing nothing to consume it. A factory worker, construction worker, farmers in the fields etc do yoga simultaneously while working and produce things whereas people doing yoga in this manner consume country's resources without producing any thing. Can any one calculate how many productive hours of the country are wasted in today's yoga?
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                    TIHAEwale
                    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:00 am
                    it will good if Tadipaar Amit also does Yoga
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                      Shailendra Nagar
                      Jun 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm
                      He has done it and his name will also be there in the Guinness Book of world records for having part of the highest number of people attending a Yoga Session in Ahmedabad on 22.06.2017.
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                        Shailendra Nagar
                        Jun 21, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                        read 21.06.2017
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