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The incident was reported from Friday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated with thousands of volunteers to celebrate the fourth edition of International Yoga Day. Indians should be proud of their traditions and only then will the world be proud of them, the Prime Minister said this, before performing yoga asanas along with thousands of volunteers at the venue in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Modi, in his video address, said that in just a matter of three years, the International Yoga Day had grown into a worldwide public movement and has become an integral part of public life in many countries. Yoga also enhances the communication level among people, he added.The Minister said, Yoga is the indicator of human index too. Modi said that the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. While Narendra Modi performed yoga in Dehradun, leaders and politicians across the country hosted similar events. "Yoga imparts mental, physical and spiritual discipline to our lifestyle", the LG said.

Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga had shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving, he said.

The Consulate General of India in South Africa also released a statement to extend Yoga Day wishes.

Tell us how are you celebrating "International Yoga Day"?

Wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of white pants, Mr Modi performed breathing exercises and asanas along with thousands of other yoga enthusiasts who performed the same on saffron yoga mats.

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The word yoga originates from Yuja, a Sanskrit word which means, "to join or to unite", symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. A research exercise was undertaken on the spot by all present to introspect on reasons for not adopting yoga in their daily routine, said the statement.

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia yesterday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

He added that several people, who already practice yoga, re-dedicate themselves to its pursuit on this day.

Prime Minister said that we should not hesitate to honour our own legacy and heritage if we want the rest of the world to respect us.

"With yoga- mind, body and soul will always be relaxed also youth and people will excel in fitness". People all across the city participated in it and made it a grand event.

German nationals Thomas Pohl and his wife Kerstin Pohl were also part of the event.


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