How The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day

Photo: Times Square, NY

PM Modi on Monday addressed the seventh International Day of Yoga. The theme this year is ‘Yoga for wellness’.

“Today, when the entire world is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope,” PM Narendra Modi said in his Yoga Day address. He added, “In these difficult times people could have forgotten, ignored yoga; instead their love and enthusiasm for it have increased.”

He also announced the launch of the M-Yoga app, in collaboration with WHO. “Now there will be which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us in our ‘One World, One Health’ motto,” the PM said.

Check out pictures of yoga being performed in India and around the world

Consulate General of India, New York partnered with the Times Square Alliance to host Yoga Day

Consulate General of India, New York partnered with the Times Square Alliance to host the International Yoga celebrations in Times Square on Sunday. Over 3,000 people attended the day-long event which was themed ‘Solstice’.

Singapore: Weeklong online Celebration of Yoga Day

Singapore observed a weeklong online celebration of the seventh International Yoga Day.

New Zealand: Celebrated Yoga Day at Bharat Bhavan, Wellington

New Zealand celebrated International Day Of Yoga at Bharat Bhavan, Wellington. 


Toronto: Yoga performed on PaddleBoard at Chippawa, NiagaraFalls

 

Toronto celebrated International Day Of Yoga in a novel manner. Yoga asanas were performed at Standup PaddleBoard at Chippawa, NiagaraFalls.

 


Russia

The 7th International Day Of Yoga was celebrated in Moscow and all across Russia.

Washington DC

Washington DC celebrated Yoga Day in partnership with friends of Yoga.

Bhutan: Para-Athletes practice Yoga

Ahead of participation in the Tokyo Olympics, Bhutanese Para-Athletes, Chimi Dema, and Gyeltshen practice Yoga.

Qatar: Yoga Day observed in 6 cities

The seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated in six cities in Qatar at the same time. It included the Asian Town, Mesaieed, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Dukhan and Doha. It is the first time that such an event was simultaneously organised at different locations here.

Embassy of India, Kathmandu organizes virtual Yoga session

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu organized a virtual session of Yoga to mark the 7th International Day of Yoga at Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre. The theme this year amidst COVID-19 was ‘Be With Yoga Be At Home’ encouraging people to practice Yoga for wellness at home.

An ITBP officer performs Surya Namaskar in sub-zero temperature, at an altitude of 18,000 ft in Ladakh

ITBP soldiers perform Yoga alongside Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh

ITBP personnel perform Yoga at altitude of 18,000 ft in Ladakh

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