International Yoga Day 2018

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He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice".

"Instead of dividing, Yoga unites". As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga. Several hundred braved unhealthy pollution levels and hot and humid weather to lay out their mats in the Lodi Gardens park.

Applications for the same are being invited from the Yoga professionals from every nook and corner of the world in order to provide them with the finest experience of Yoga from the state of Yoga's birthplace who will also be a part of the Yoga drill which will be conducted on IDY 2018. "This included Yoga at "Siachen Glacier" the highest battlefield where soldiers performed Yoga and were guided by Sadhguru from Isha foundation", Colonel Joshi added.

The theme for International Yoga Day 2018 is Yoga for Peace.

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The artwork featured Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un all in the lotus position.

Indian Social Club, Oman, and its 27 linguistic wings, Indian Schools in Muscat and 16 yoga organisations, including the Art of Living, extended their full support in motivating people from all walks of life and communities to join the Yoga Session.

Other events were scheduled around the world later, including in Kilkenny in Ireland, Bahrain, Brisbane in Australia and in Milan.

On the northern facade of the United Nations building in NY a laser projection of yoga postures has been in place since Monday.

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When asked whether yoga will be a force to better relations, Sheikh said, "Today you saw Dr. Alaa Alsharif, a community medicine doctor, talking about yoga".

Thanking PM Modi for selecting Dehradun to host the main event, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the move would boost tourism in the state.

"At least people are doing it".

Sharing his opinion upon yoga, South Korean Consul General Lee Sang-Kyoun said, "Yoga is practiced by many people in Korea which is good for health and mind".

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