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International Yoga Day 2019 Ranchi Event Live Streaming Updates: Addressing an event in Jharkhand's capital, Ranchi, PM Modi who is accompanied by Yoga Guru Ramdev Baba asserted there is a close relationship between yoga and nature.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 21, 2019 10:29:42 pm
International Yoga Day 2019 LIVE Updates: Yoga is beyond distinction of age, colour, caste, creed, says PM Narendra Modi Yoga day celebrations at Marine drive, Mumbai. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

International Yoga Day 2019 Live Streaming Updates: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said Yoga goes “beyond the distinction of age, colour, caste, creed, creed, cult, rich-poor, province, frontier” and belongs to everyone. He led a Yoga session in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, which was attended by approximately 30,000 people.

His Cabinet ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh were seen participating at Rohtak and New Delhi, respectively. In Delhi, a host of events have been planned to mark the day on June 21. At a park opposite the BJP headquarters in the national capital, working president JP Nadda performed yoga along with other party leaders. Besides, newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla participated in an event held on the premises of the Parliament House complex.

On Thursday, the United Nations headquarters was lit up with postures of ‘Surya Namaskar’ and the message of ‘Yoga for Climate Action’. Yoga postures were projected on the North Facade of the UN Headquarters Building during a special ceremony attended by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu and diplomats and officials from the Indian mission. The North Facade of the UN Secretariat building was awash with ‘Surya Namaskar’ or ‘Sun Salutation’ postures projected against a colourful background.

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Follow live updates on International Yoga Day 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading a session in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

21:11 (IST)21 Jun 2019
International Yoga day observed in Jammu

The 5th International Yoga day was observed across Jammu region Friday with people from all walks of life besides army, police and other security personnel performing various asanas at the place of their postings.

The highlight of the event was the special show of Yoga by Army and BSF dog squads alongside their trainers at different camps, officials said.
They said Yoga camps were also conducted in various jails during which prisoners and jail staff performed Yoga to mark the international Yoga day.

The biggest function in Jammu saw hundreds of people turning up at Hakku Hockey Stadium near Jammu university to take part in the programme organised by various organisations.

State BJP president Ravinder Raina and other senior party leaders also joined the participants, highlighting the importance of various asanas and urging people to adopt these in their daily life for good health. (PTI)

14:29 (IST)21 Jun 2019
PHOTOS: Saints of BAPS Ataladara temple perform Yoga in Vadodara

On International Yoga Day, saints of BAPS Ataladara temple perform Yoga in Vadodara.

(Express photo by Bhupendra Rana)

12:57 (IST)21 Jun 2019
'None of the postures being performed as part of yoga have connection any religion': Pinarayi Vijayan on Yoga Day
12:56 (IST)21 Jun 2019
People practice Yoga in front of White House
12:42 (IST)21 Jun 2019
SEE PICS: Naval officers perform Yoga near INS Viraat at Mumbai Naval docks

Naval officers and cadets perform yoga on board the decommissioned INS Viraat to mark the 5th International Day of Yoga, at Naval Docks in Mumbai on Friday Morning.

(Express photos by Pradip Das)

12:15 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Ayush Ministry shares a 'Yoga day' protocol with yogasanas on it

Ayush Ministry on the occasion of International Yoga Day has shared an image with different yoga posas to perform and practice.

11:09 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Army dogs take part in International Yoga Day celebrations

Army Dog Unit celebrates International Yoga Day 2019 with Army dogs. (Express Photo: Darshan Devaiah BP)

10:33 (IST)21 Jun 2019
International Yoga Day event at CIDCO Exhibition centre in Navi Mumbai

CIDCO, Fortis Hospital along with The Art of Living organised an International Yoga Day event at CIDCO Exhibition centre in Navi Mumbai on Friday morning. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

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10:21 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, 87, performs yoga at his residence in Bengaluru

Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, 87, performs yoga at his residence in Bengaluru. (Express Photo: Darshan Devaiah BP)

10:06 (IST)21 Jun 2019
ITBP personnel perform Yoga on International Yoga Day at Indo-China border

ITBP personnel perform Yoga on International Yoga Day at Indo-China border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district.

09:41 (IST)21 Jun 2019
"UN is the place where yoga was transformed into annual global observance, holds special place"

Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador on the occasion of International Yoga Day at UN Headquarters in New York, said: "UN has a special place in the remarkable growth of Yoga in our own lifetimes. It was here that ancient practice of Yoga was transformed into an annual global observance." Speaking on 'Climate change' which is the theme this Yoga Day, he added, "I hope this indoor yoga session in Gen Assembly hall, the first of its kind, will reinforce values of cleaner,greener&more sustainable future that all of you yogis are committed to."

09:28 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Delhi: East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir performs Yoga at Yamuna Sports complex

East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir with MLA O L Sharma and others on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Yamuna Sports ground.

(Express photos by Prem Nath Pandey)

09:16 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Chennai: Indian Navy and CISF forces perform yoga at Marina beach
08:36 (IST)21 Jun 2019
I express my great gratitude to the Prime Minister for giving a global form to Yoga: Amit Shah in Rohtak

Home Minister Amit Shah accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal Khattar attended a yoga session in Rohtak and said, "On International Yoga Day, I express my great gratitude to the Prime Minister for giving a global form to Yoga. The knowledge of yoga is for the welfare of the whole world."

07:54 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Yoga day sessions underway in different parts of the country

(Express photos by Gurmeet Singh, Partha Paul and Nirmal Harindran)

07:42 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah attends a Yoga event in Rohtak, Haryana on International Yoga Day
07:41 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Yoga session at Parliament House

Yoga session at Parliament House. (Express photo by Anil Sharma)

07:31 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Mumbai: Yoga session at Gateway of India, actress Shilpa Shetty also present

Actress Shilpa Shetty who is known to practice Yoga regularly takes a session in Mumbai's Gateway of India. 

07:29 (IST)21 Jun 2019
Yoga is ancient yet modern, constant and evolving: PM Modi in Ranchi

Yoga is ancient and modern. It is constant and evolving. For centuries, the essence of Yoga has remained the same. Today, if our world is adopting yoga, we also have to focus on research related to yoga. For this, it is important that we do not keep yoga bound as the science needs to be added to the fields of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Artificial Intelligence: PM Modi in Ranchi

07:27 (IST)21 Jun 2019
ITBP Police in Naxal affected areas practice Yoga

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Yoga Day 2019: The Delhi BJP will host around 300 yoga sessions across the national capital, in which about 10 lakh people are expected to participate, party chief Manoj Tiwari had told news agency PTI. "Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers will take part in 40 big events on International Yoga Day," he added.

Tiwari, who represents North East Delhi in the Lok Sabha, will perform yoga, along with BJP national general secretary Arun Singh and Union minister Purushottam Rupala, at Ghonda in his constituency.

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All three BJP-led municipal corporations in the national capital have also planned events for the day.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) will host an event at Qudsia Bagh, near Kashmiri Gate, ISBT, while the south corporation will hold an event at Talkatora Stadium. Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir will attend a yoga session at the Yamuna Sports Complex in Shahdara.

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