It was a rainy start to the third edition of International Yoga Day. This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Lucknow where he is performing yoga along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and 51,000 participants at Ramabhai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal. The NDA's choice for President, Ram Nath Kovind, performed yoga at Central Park in Delhi. Indian missions in the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States, among other countries, are holding programmes on yoga with participants from various sections of society. The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day on December 11, 2014.
Here are the live updates of International Yoga Day 2017:
President Pranab Mukherjee told a gathering of enthusiastic children, youths and elderly people at Rashtrapati Bhawan, "Regular practice of yoga will not only help you have a fit body and a sound mind, but it will also take care of all disorders -- mental and otherwise."
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans performed yoga at a freezing temperature of -25 degrees in Ladakh.
"Compliments to everyone on #YogaDay #IDY2017," tweeted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
4,000 people at the iconic Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in the UAE.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is performing yoga in Central Park, Connaught Place.
Many people, who have been practicing for over a week, have been waiting since 3 am at the Yoga Day venue in Lucknow, reports NDTV's Alok Pandey.
The Prime Minister steps down from the stage, joins the crowd in the ground and sits on his yoga mat.
The account of Yogi Adityanath tweeted this stunning panoramic image of the rain-drenched venue.
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"I welcome the Prime Minister to Lucknow and am happy he is joining the Yoga Day celebrations here with us," says Yogi Adityanath.
Dressed in a white T-shirt, PM Modi arrives on the stage at Lucknow's Ramabai Ambedkar Sthal. Yogi Adityanath sticks to his signature saffron clothes.
Yoga guru Ramdev has started performing the asanas, Amit Shah and others join him.
Meanwhile, in Lucknow, yoga mats were the new umbrellas where it was pouring.
BJP chief Amit Shah, yoga guru Ramdev and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani have started with their meditation in Ahmedabad.
Indian missions are also holding programmes on Yoga with participants from various sections of the society
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will perform Yoga along with 51,000 participants at Lucknow's Ramabhai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal.