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International Yoga Day 2016: PM Modi, ministers participate with thousands across India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a mass yoga demonstration at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh., where over 30, 000 people, including 100 differently-abled children were present.

International Yoga Day 2016

International Day Of Yoga celebrations began across the nation on Tuesday, as various states held yoga sessions, where people turned out in large numbers to practice the ancient Indian discipline.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too participated in a mass yoga demonstration at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh., where over 30, 000 people, including 100 differently-abled children were present.The theme this year’s event, which began at 6:30 am, was to 'Connect the Youth'.

PM Modi, with other dignitaries including, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher on the stage as the event kicks off. (Source: Twitter/@PIB_India)

International Yoga Day 2016

The complex is divided into 8 blocks where 500 master trainers along with their team members will perform. Nearly 600 buses are being used to ferry the participants to the venue. 300 pre-fabricated bio-toilets and 30,000 mats are being used on the occasion. (Source: Twitter/@PIB_India)

International Yoga Day 2016

PM Modi interacting with the Divyang people as he moves to perform Yoga with the rest of the crowd. (Source: Twitter/@PIB_India)

International Yoga Day 2016

The differently-abled people who gathered to participate in this year's main function on Internation Yoga Day in Chandigarh. (Source: Twitter/@PIB_India)

International Yoga Day 2016

PM Modi advocated for popularisation of the practice across the world and desired for more Yoga teachers to be produced from India in his inaugral address. (Source: Twitter/@PIB_India)

International Yoga Day 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday inaugurated a mass yoga demonstration at the iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of second International Yoga Day, where he called on the nation to embrace in discipline in everyday life.

Participants perform yoga on the 2nd International Day of Yoga, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Source: PIB)

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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu speaking in Delhi at the International yoga Day celebrations, where he and the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung later performed yoga. (Source: Twitter/@MVenkaiahNaidu)

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Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh with Union Minister Piyush Goyal at Yoga Day celebrations in Raipur. (Source: Twitter/@@PiyushGoyal)

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Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel taking part in Yoga Day celebrations in Ahmedabad. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

International Yoga Day 2016

Thousands gather at the GDMC ground in Ahmedabad. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

NCC cadets participating at the second International Yoga Day event at Brigade Parade Ground (maidan) in the backdrop of iconic Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

International Yoga Day 2016

The cadets belong to NCC group of Kolkata-B under the aegis of NCC Directorate West Bengal and Sikkim. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Students in Kashmir school perform Yoga on the occasion of second International Yoga Day in Srinagar. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

NCC cadets of Maharashtra girls battalion during a yoga session on International Yoga Day at Marine Drive in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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CISF jawans celebrating world yoga day out side Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport DumDum, Kolkata on Tuesday Morning. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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Rajkot Deputy Mayor Darshita Shah (centre, front) performing on Yoga Day. (Source; Express Photo)

International Yoga Day 2016

People participate in International Day of Yoga on Race Course ground of Rajkot. (Source: Express Photo)

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