Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals

Updated: June 19, 2015 20:16 IST

Thousands of participants descended on Rajpath to perform various 'asanas' during a rehearsal for the International Yoga Day that will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21. Officials of AYUSH Ministry, which is the coordinating ministry for the event said that around 12,000 participants, comprising students from various schools, NCC cadets and others performed yoga asanas as per the common yoga protocol.

Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
A view of the grand rehearsal which took place at Rajpath. Thousands of participants descended on Rajpath to perform various asanas, as per the common yoga protocol, during a rehearsal for the International Yoga Day on June 21.
Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
Officials of AYUSH Ministry, which is the coordinating ministry for the event said that around 12,000 participants, comprising students from various schools, NCC cadets and others performed yoga. (Photo courtesy: Press Trust of India)
Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
The rehearsal started at 7 am and concluded at 7.33 am which is also the schedule for the June 21 event. The June 21 mega event is expected to see participation of more than 35,000 people including government officials, NCC cadets, diplomats and others. (Photo courtesy: Press Trust of India)
Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
The yoga celebrations are being held in the national capital after the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day, with 177 countries voting in favour of the proposal in December last year. The proposal had been mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first address to the UN General Assembly. (Photo courtesy: Press Trust of India)
Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
Participants of the International Yoga Day during the full dress rehearsal for the event at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Photo courtesy: Press Trust of India)
Thousands Participate in International Yoga Day Rehearsals
School children take part in a yoga programme in Chennai, ahead of the International Yoga Day. (Photo Courtesy: Agence France-Presse)

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