Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins

Updated: June 20, 2015 12:33 IST

As the International Yoga Day is within sight nation-wide practice begins. Many participants were seen today performing various 'asanas' throughout India.

Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
To honor International Yoga Day, Indian Army at 58 Gorkha Training Centre in Shillong practices yoga today. Celebrations are being held in India after the United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, with 177 countries voting in favour.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
The proposal for the International Yoga Day was mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first address to the UN General Assembly in September last year.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Today, NCC cadets practice Yoga at Leh. The June 21 mega event at Rajpath is expected to see participation of more than 35,000 people including government officials, NCC cadets, diplomats and others.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Preperations at Shahibaug Cantt, Ahmedabad begin as Army personnel of Golden Katar Division practice Yoga.
Across the world, the International Yoga day will be observed in more than 250 cities.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
In preparation for the International Yoga Day, Navy Chief Robin K Dhowan practices Yoga in Delhi on June 18. Yoga Day celebrations at Delhi's Rajpath will be held on as grand a scale as the Republic Day.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day on Rajpath in New Delhi on June 19, 2015. Around 5,000 armed security personnel including Delhi policemen will be deployed to secure the yoga venue on Sunday. (AFP Photo)
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
To observe the importance of International Yoga day, prisoners in Tihar jail practice Yoga today. Thousands of officials and about 5,000 children will be performing yoga in a 35-minute Yoga programme scheduled at 7.30 am on Rajpath, New Delhi on Sunday.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Indian Army personnel practice near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh ahead of International Yoga Day. Celebrations for the big day will be taking place from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Indian Army personnel practice near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, whereas the mega event is going to take place with an estimated 35,000 people on Rajpath, the programme will begin at 7 am on Sunday, June 21, and will end at 7.35 am.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Indian Army personnel practice at Kargil ahead of International Yoga Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for making Yoga a mass movement, connecting people and strengthening bonds of humanity, inside and outside India.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Indian Navy personnel practice in the hangar of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the Pride of India, today. Indian Navy units located as far as the Mediterranean Sea in the West, the Western Pacific Ocean and the Southern Indian Ocean will participate in the event.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
The Navy in a statement said it was motivated by the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, and a holistic approach to health and well being".
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Army's Central Command in Lucknow, gearing up for International Yoga Day.
Ahead of International Yoga Day, Nation-wide Practice Begins
Yoga for Body and Soul: To celebrate the first International Yoga Day, INS Dronacharya and Married Accomodation Area in Kochi are holding yoga workshops for everyone.

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