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LIVE: International Yoga Day 2016 Celebrations, Led By PM Narendra Modi

Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join thousands across the world this morning in bending for asanas as the second International Day of Yoga unfolds under elaborate arrangements amid worries of weather playing a spoilsport.
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Here's how they celebrated International Yoga Day in Australia.
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Indian Army troops celebrate International Yoga Day.
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This is how Bengaluru celebrated International Yoga Day.
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International Yoga Day celebrations in UAE, Tunisia, Sudan and Iraq.
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Goa governor observes International Yoga Day.
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A bird's-eye view of the Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh.
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PM Modi interacts with participants of International Yoga Day event in Chandigarh.
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International Yoga Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Indian Coast Guard personnel perform yoga on board Indian Coast Guard Ship Sagar on International Yoga Day.
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Indian Navy families observes International Yoga Day.
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International Yoga Day celebrations in Kabul.
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Photos of PM Modi practising yoga in Chandigarh.
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Yoga Day celebrations in Bangladesh.
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PM Modi Leads Yoga Day Celebrations, Calls It 'People's Movement'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined thousands of people in a mass yoga session in Chandigarh to mark the International Yoga Day, which he said has become a "jan andolan" or people's movement since its launch last year." The Prime Minister, wearing a white T-shirt and track pants with a scarf, walked around surveying people performing asanas before settling down on a mat and joining them at the Capitol Complex. 
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Scenes from the International Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh.
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Yoga on board the INS Airavat on the International Yoga Day
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Kiren Rijiju gears up for an International Yoga Day event in Arunchal Pradesh.
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Read: 'Yoga Is Health Assurance At Zero Budget': PM Modi's Top 5 Quotes
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PM Modi in the lotus pose

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PM Modi joins the yoga exercises.

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A session of yoga at the Hyderabad international airport.

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PM Modi among the yoga participants in Chandigarh.

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PM Modi takes a stroll among the Yoga Day participants in Chandigarh.

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I am very happy to see people in thousands join us. All this space here in Chandigarh perhaps has not been used as well as it is has been today: PM Modi

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I once again thank the world for adopting this great Indian tradition. I thank the people, yoga gurus, people of all generations: PM Modi
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Today when it is the second International Yoga Day, On behalf of the Indian government, I am announcing 2 awards. Next year these awards will be given on behalf of India
  • Best contribution to Yoga internationally.
  • Best contribution to Yoga within India.
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There is no life insurance anywhere in the world in zero budget, but yoga gives life assurance in zero budget: PM Modi

  • Yoga is an inexpensive, simple way to improve your lives.
  • I urge you not to wait, make yoga a part of your life.
  • Just like you have made the mobile phone a part of your life, you can adopt yoga.
  • Yoga can help us connect us to ourselves.
  • It has become the centre of physical, mental, spiritual and social conscience.
  • It is also becoming a major economic sector worldwide.
  • Yoga is not just a guarantee of fitness, but also wellness.
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Yoga is also a life discipline: PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day
  • Yoga is for peace in this world, unity in the world, not a science of heavens.
  • Yoga teaches us how to calm our mind and energise our body.
  • And if this balance is achieved, then our body can become a medium for achieving all we want.
  • Yoga doesn't discriminate among rich-poor, literate-illiterate.
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PM Narendra Modi launches the second International Yoga Day celebrations at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh.

  • At this moment, in every corner of the world, people have joined this programme of Yoga.
  • And all countries of the world have joined this programme according to their time.
  • The UN is celebrating International Yoga Day all over the world.
  • It was started last year on India's request.
  • This day was picked because in many parts of the world June 21 is the longest day.
  • This is the day when the earth is closest to the sun.
  • We got the support of the entire world - developed countries developing countries.
  • This is the day that is related to not just physical and mental health but also social health.
  • This is a day of also the traditions of handed over to us by our ancestors
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PM Modi is about to start his address in Chandigarh.

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New Puducherry governor Kiran Bedi snapped a quick selfie before starting her Yoga Day exercise.

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Yoga Day programmes in Lucknow however have had tough luck due to the rains, reports NDTV's Alok Pandey.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the venue in Chandigarh for the mass yoga session.

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BJP president Amit Shah is the chief guest at yoga guru Ramdev's event.

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You should make yoga part of your daily life, says President Pranab Mukerjee.
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President Pranab Mukherjee is all geared up for Yoga Day at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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A scene from Times Square in New York city earlier in the day where hundreds stretched out on mats for the second International Yoga Day.

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President Pranab Mukherjee will kick off a yoga demonstration at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday in which around 1,000 persons will take part.

The participants will include officers and staff of the President's Secretariat, their family members, members of Delhi Police, ITBP and President's Bodyguard as well as other residents of President's Estate.
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At least one lakh people are taking part in yoga guru Ramdev's event in Faridabad. He plans to set a few world records accredited by the Guinness World Records, reports NDTV's Amitoj Singh.

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And this is how the UN headquarters looked on the eve of Yoga Day.

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Yoga Day goes to Russia!
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Twitter meanwhile has announced a special emoji for the day. Anyone tweeting with #YogaDay or #योगदिवस can see the emoji.
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Yoga guru Ramdev meanwhile is leading a massive yoga camp in Faridabad. Lakhs have gathered the ground for the session, he tweeted.
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Participants have been allotted their positions as they wait for the Prime Minister.
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People have started pouring in at the event for the mega venue in Chandigarh.

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Functions across the world were held for the first time last year after June 21 was named the International Yoga Day by the United Nations. The resolution, proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was adopted by 177 nations without a vote.
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Across the country, 57 ministers - including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Education Minister Smriti Irani - will lead programmes. Ten of the ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Maneka Gandhi - will be leading the events in Uttar Pradesh, where assembly elections will be held next year.
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Yoga Day or the International Day of Yoga is being observed around the world today, the second annual iteration of the mega event championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This year the PM will join around 30,000 people in Chandigarh for a mass yoga session while thousands others follow suit across the country and worldwide.