International Yoga Day 2020: How Yoga Day is being observed across India [Pics]
The 6th International Yoga Day started of Sunday with people around the world participating in various yoga events to mark the day. International Yoga Day was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea who proposed the idea in 2014, as soon as assuming charge as the Prime Minister during his first term.
On one instance, the Indian Prime Minister gave an address to the nation and emphasized the importance of yoga, meditation and pranayama.
“The world is taking the need to practise yoga more seriously in the wake of Covid-19. Yoga has many asanas to boost our immunity. These asanas strengthen our muscles and metabolism. Coronavirus attacks our respiratory system, and pranayama (breathing exercise) is the best exercise to keep ourselves safe,” PM Modi said.
In the current year Yoga Day is being celebrated differently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as most of the world is in lockdown and large social congregation are strictly prohibited.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter and shared pictures of him performing yoga.
Take a glance at how Yoga Day is being observed in India:
Arunachal Pradesh: ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel of Animal Training School (ATS), Lohitpur perform yoga with horses on #InternationalYogaDay today. (Source: ITBP) pic.twitter.com/HBhENuUeA0— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020
Gujarat: Vadodara's Yoga Niketan observed #InternationalYogaDay by organising a virtual event where participants from 15 countries performed 108 Surya Namaskar to pay gratitude to #COVID19 frontline workers. pic.twitter.com/40O36r9IH9— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2020