New Delhi: The world is celebrating third International Yoga Day. This year the theme of the day is ‘Yoga for Harmony and Peace’.
The main event in India took place at Uttar Pradesh’s Ramabai Ambedkar maidan where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed Yoga along with over 50,000 participants.
To mark the importance of Yoga, Indian missions abroad also organised programs on Yoga with participants from various sections of the society.
Volunteers from various organisations including NDMC, Delhi Police, and paramilitary forces also performed yoga on the occasion. The vehicular traffic in Connaught Place’s inner circle has already been closed till 11:30 a.m. for the smooth conduct of the event.
In order to make the International Yoga Day program a success, various organizations, NGOs and Yoga gurus have held camps and practice sessions.
Massive security arrangements are in place in the state capital in view of Prime Minister’s visit. Large numbers of police officers and 25 companies of PAC are deployed.