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Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, the Prime Minister, Ministers in the Central Government and Chief Ministers of various states today extended greetings on the occasion of International Day of Yoga and led mass yoga demonstrations.

The President extended his greetings on International Day of Yoga: 

In a special gesture, the President joined Yoga Day celebrations with President Bouterse in Paramaribo, Suriname. This was the first time when two heads of states joined Yoga Day celebrations together.

Conveying his greetings on Yoga Day, the Vice-President said in a blog, that Yoga advocated purity of mind, speech and body, contentment, acceptance of others, perseverance, self-study, self-reflection and contemplation of the Supreme Being.

He also joined Yoga Day celebrations in Mumbai along with Maharashtra Chief Minister.

Prime Minister Modi led mass Yoga demonstration at FRI campus in Dehradun. Thousands of people joined the Prime Minister to perform yogic exercises. Addressing the yoga practitioners across the world, Shri Modi said, “Yoga day has become a mass movement in the quest for good health and wellbeing.”

Central Ministers too joined the Yoga day celebrations across the country and performed various Yoga asanas. Here are a few glimpses:

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We must make efforts to ensure reach of yoga in every corner of the world: PM Modi
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The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon yoga acharyas, and yoga pracharaks and everyone connected with yoga work to ensure that yoga reaches every corner of the world. He was speaking on the occasion of Seventh International Yoga Day.

Quoting from Gita, The Prime Minister said we need to continue moving on the collective journey of yoga as yoga has solution for everyone. Freedom from sufferings is yoga and it helps everyone, said the Prime Minster.

Noting the growing popularity and people’s interest in yoga the Prime Minister said, it is important that yoga reaches to every person while keeping intact its foundation and core. Yoga acharyas and all of us should contribute in this task of taking yoga to everyone, said the Prime Minister.