International Yoga Day 2022 News Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a mass yoga demonstration on the eighth International Yoga Day on Tuesday morning, 21 June, at Mysuru Palace Ground in Karnataka.
India is celebrating Yoga Day in the physical mode after a gap of two years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi was joined by 15,000 participants in the event.
Addressing the crowd, PM Modi said, "Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world."
Several other political leaders also shared their wishes and photos on the occasion Yoga Day.
Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Mysuru royal scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, and "Rajmata" Pramoda Devi were among those present
Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated worldwide on 21 June every year
The theme for this year's Yoga day is "Yoga for Humanity"
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Union Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi inaugurated International Yoga Day celebrations at the World Heritage Site Edurubasavanna mantapa, in Hampi Karnataka and shared visuals from the event on Twitter.
Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav Performs Yoga in Ayodhya
Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav performed yoga at Ram ki Paidi on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya and called on people to adopt a lifestyle conducive for the environment.
He tweeted, "Due to the tireless efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, the whole world is adopting Yoga today."
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Performs Yoga in Arunachal
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju led the Yoga Day event at Dong in Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh. He tweeted, "It was the most memorable YOGA event ever along with Indian Army, ITBP, District Administration, BJP Team and local folks of Anjaw Dist."
Anurag Thakur Performs Yoga in Himachal
"International Day of Yoga is being celebrated all over the world with full enthusiasm. Respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spread K Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam's message of connecting the world with the basic mantra Yoga For Humanity," Union Minister of Sports Anurag Thakur tweeted, sharing photos of him performing yoga in Himachal Pradesh.