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Over 90000 inmates to perform asanas on Intn'l Yoga Day

Over 90000 inmates to perform asanas on Intn'l Yoga Day

Indian Ambassador to US Navy Sarna joining yoga enthusiasts to celebrate global yoga day at the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday.

Yoga sessions will also take place at the headquarters of ICG, New Delhi, where about 800 officers, sailors, civilians along with their families will take part.

With the International Yoga Day giving a further impetus to its popularity, yoga is increasingly becoming the "new currency for fitness", said the study that was released coinciding with the "International Yoga Day" on June 21.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) will be celebrating the International Yoga Day with cycle yatras across Uttar Pradesh to spread the message of environment conservation.

The Indian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago has announced 12-days of activities to mark International Yoga Day on June 21.

The embassy, in collaboration with city councils, is doing a series of awareness programmes in Zimbabwe in preparation for the day which is celebrated by over a million people in India and across the globe.

Addressing the nation in his Mann ki Baat address on May 28, PM Modi had said that yoga is connecting the entire world today.

At the event, Gan and Ashraf also launched journalist Kavita Chandran's book 'The Head That Won't Stand: "A Woman's Journey of Letting Go With Yoga". Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga.

Can Tho and India have worked together in various projects in agriculture, information technology, and human resources training, he said, wishing for more joint cultural exchanges between the sides in the future.

Indian-origin beauty queen Priyanka Yoshikawa, who was crowned Miss World Japan past year, also participated in the the event.

The group will participate in the main IDY celebrations to be held on 21st June at Lucknow in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating.

"The demand for yoga teachers is at an all-time high in Southeast Asia and India has emerged as one of the biggest yoga teachers' exporters to Southeast Asia as well as China".

International Yoga Day 2017: The Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, said it was a moving sight to see people turning up in large numbers at the heart of the US capital. About 8,000 people participated in 85 yoga sessions held on Sunday at 70 centres across the city-state.