"When disintegrating forces gain prominence it is yoga that unites, creates amity in societies, which forms the basis of national unity and unity among nations, and finally leads to universal peace and brotherhood".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country-wide celebrations in Dehradun, where around 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus stretched an extra muscle in various yogic asanas. "In a distracted world, yoga helps focus", Modi said in another video released on Twitter this week. As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga.
Addressing the gathering at Friday, he said, "In today's fast changing time, Yoga binds together a person's body, brain and soul, hence making one experience a feeling of peace".
Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or discipline which originated in ancient India. "In fact, Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being", Modi said while addressing a large gathering.
In China, which has close to 11,000 officially recognised yoga schools- underlining the wide following for yoga in the country- the annual worldwide yoga commemoration has taken on a life of its own: besides Indian embassy and consulate-backed activities, local governments and yoga schools have also seized on the event to hold their own yoga demonstrations.
"In yoga, we have the ideal solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society", the Prime Minister said. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates.
Mr. Modi arrived at the Friday at around 6.30 am and addressed the people before performing asanas with them.
Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for future of the world.
"Yoga is not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit".
Former Indian cricket team opener Virender Sehwag, who is known for his witty and hilarious posts on social media, came up with another cheeky tweet on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday. It is a passport to health assurance, a key to fitness and wellness.
In Bhubaneswar, a special camp was organized by the Khurda District Patanjali Yoga Samiti on Durga Puja Mandap premises in Nayapalli.Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who joined as the chief guest at the camp practiced yoga along with hundreds of participants.
After a goalless first half, Ahmed Fathi scored an own goal before Denis Cheryshev struck and Artem Dzyuba added a third. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-18 between Portugal vs Morocco is going to be played at the Luzhniki Stadium , Moscow.
The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting USA concessions before any moves by the North.
The Taliban have announced a ceasefire in Afghanistan over the Eid al-Fitr holiday for the first time since 2001. On Thursday, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as his side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game on Saturday. He shot 10 times last night [against Iceland], but we must stop his attacks by compactness.
Cameras captured Johnson's reunion with family members Wednesday night after a van transported her outside the prison. Johnson says she already has plans to work, wants to write plays and catch up where she left off.
While announcing the halt of South Korean and U.S. military exercises , Trump has been maintaining that the sanctions will remain. Previous visits by North Korean leaders have been shrouded in secrecy and confirmed only after their departure.
Kathleen Wynne , the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the first openly gay premier in Canada, will step down from her post. People are exhausted and resources are thin following the campaign, he said, and the party would do better to bide its time.
A former top aide to the committee has been charged with three counts of making false statements to federal authorities. Watkins is suspected of receiving information from Wolfe, who she was in a relationship with for three years.
Senegal's 2-1 victory against Poland saw the end of the first round of the group stages and we have seen a lot already. The forward trained with his team-mates in Sochi on Tuesday but hobbled away from the session after only 15 minutes.
That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 worldwide goals and is Uruguay's all-time top scorer. Iran gave up only three goals, two in the last match after it had already qualified for the World Cup .
The match was pretty much all Brazil from the beginning, but outside of its lone goal, the ball just didn't want to go in. Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post.
Morocco, on the other hand, promised a "European" World Cup in Africa, playing on the north African nation's proximity to Europe. Good news for New England soccer fans: The World Cup will more than likely be played at Gillette Stadium in 2026.
The Warriors are on their fourth appearance, and they got better after their second with the addition of Durant. Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.
Trump said the tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high that Canadians have to smuggle footwear into the country . On July 6th, both the US and China will impose 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese and USA imports, respectively.
He faces a maximum sentence of five years confinement, forfeiture of all pay and dishonourable discharge for his desertion. Hughes, now 66, was charged with desertion and is being held at Travis Air Force Base in California .
After arriving at the palace, the royals assembled on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a fly-by by the Royal Air Force. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend the Trooping the Color ceremony in London, June 9, 2018 .
Furthermore, President Donald Trump has said that some criminals are using children to try to cross the border with impunity. A bipartisan group of 75 former USA attorneys are also calling on Sessions to put an end to the practice.
Today, June 21, is summer solstice and in the United Kingdom , the exact time of the solstice is 11.07am. People enjoy an afternoon along the boardwalk at Coney Island on a hot day on June 14 in New York City.
Before attempting the carjackings, Tumwater Police said the suspect went into the Walmart and fired at a display case. When the suspect got outside, he tried to steal a auto , but the man who was inside resisted and was shot.
He said the pursuit was the result of "good police work", and gave his support for the construction of a border wall . The sheriff said he hadn't spoken to Border Patrol on the exact cause of the pursuit and nature of the crash.
Louis and surrounding areas will have to deal with risky heat through the Father's Day weekend into early next week . Enfield Public Schools announced on Friday that due to the excessive heat on Monday , they are planning a half day.
White House staff said Trump's seat-of-the-pants changes on the day of the summit undercut their plans to roll out the agreement. The president also said returning a military salute to a North Korean three-star general was being respectful.
The statement said: "We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiations". Anti-Brexit MPs had argued that removing the no-deal outcome was necessary for the vote to be a meaningful one.
E3 2018 coverage at Giant Bomb : Still more commentary and news from E3, from our colleagues at Giant Bomb. It's not clear if this is really the full game, but it's still pretty remarkable that Bethesda did it.