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'WHO M-Yoga' App Launched By PM Modi Aims To Help Spread Yoga Across The World

The app will provide many videos of yoga training and practice based on common yoga protocols in different languages. It will help promote yoga and wellness among the people around the world, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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International Yoga Day Celebrations In Odisha On The Cusp Of Pandemic

People across the globe and India, including Odisha, are observing the seventh International Day of Yoga on Monday. But the celebrations have remained subdued due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The International Yoga Day is being observed every year on June 21 since 2015. This year, the theme of the International Day of Yoga is 'Yoga For Wellness', and the focus will be on practicing Yoga for physical and mental well-being. Let's find out how the International Yoga Day 2021 is being observed across Odisha:

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International Yoga Day: Sudarsan Pattnaik & Manas Sahoo Raise Awareness Through Sand Sculptures

Yoga as an exercise had first originated in India; and is considered India's best gift to the international community. Every year, on this day (June 21), India along with the world celebrates ‘International Yoga day’.

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ITBP Performs Yoga At 18,000ft Icy Heights Of Ladakh

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed at the India-China border, performed Yoga at the icy height of 18,000 feet at the snow-covered Himalayan peaks on the Indian-China border on Monday.

India Post To Launch Special Cancellation Stamp To Mark International Yoga Day 2021

The special pictorial cancellation stamp will be an inked marking or impression with a graphical design with International Day of Yoga 2021 written in Both Hindi and English languages.

International Yoga Day 2020: VP Naidu Urged To Include Yoga As Part Of Online Programmes

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged educational institutions to include Yoga as part of online learning programmes being conducted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve immunity. He said children must be introduced to the ancient Indian technique at a young age. Naidu was speaking at the digital ‘Yoga […]

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Baba Ramdev To Lead Yoga Day Celebrations In Texas, American States On June 21

Houston: Thousands of yoga enthusiasts in Texas and adjoining US states are all set to roll out their mats to bend and twist their bodies in complex postures from the safety of their homes with acclaimed yoga guru Baba Ramdev on livestream to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21 amidst the coronavirus […]

PM Modi to address nation on World Yoga Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on World Yoga Day on June 21. Earlier his address was scheduled at Leh, as per the plans made before the pandemic outbreak, but now he will address the country from the national capital itself. Leh is in the Ladakh region that saw one of […]

Yoga Day to be celebrated on digital media platforms this year

New Delhi: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s International Yoga Day would be celebrated on digital media platforms and there would be no mass gatherings, the government said on Friday. This year’s theme will be ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’. People will be able to join Yoga Day celebrations virtually at […]

OTV Honoured With Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman In New Delhi

Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman is an effort to recognize efforts towards spreading awareness on Yoga by media houses. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar presented the first International Yoga Day Media Awards. New Delhi: Odisha Television Limited (OTV) was today conferred with the Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS)-2019 in the category of Electronic Media -TV […]

AYUSH ministry considering proposal to give yoga asanas status of sports

New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH is working on a proposal to give ‘yoga asana’ the status of sports to promote it and pave the way for its possible inclusion in Olympic games. The National Board for Promotion and Development of Yoga and Naturopathy has recommended recognising yoga asana as a sport so that more […]

UP minister Laxmi Narayan caught in 'shoe' controversy

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister of Minority Affairs and Dairy Development Laxmi Narayan has landed in a controversy after a video of a government employee helping him wear his shoes went viral on the social media. The incident took place in Shahjahanpur where the Minister was participating in a yoga day celebration. The Minister, meanwhile, justified […]

China celebrates International Yoga Day

Beijing: China celebrated the 5th International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm on Friday as thousands of people performed postures of the ancient physical routine. Yoga has gained immense popularity in China over the years with the government and the Indian Embassy promoting the discipline. At an event in Beijing, Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri and diplomats […]

Indian, Chinese army soldiers perform Yoga on LAC in eastern Ladakh

Srinagar: Indian and Chinese army personnel on Friday observed the International Day of Yoga, performing Yoga ‘asanas’ on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. A ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) on the occasion of Yoga Day was conducted in Chushul and DBO sectors of eastern Ladakh, a defence […]

Bollywood divas who add star power to yoga

New Delhi: What ties Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Alia Bhatt together? Their love for yoga. The Bollywood divas credit their fitness level to their yoga routine. IANS takes a look at the stars who took to yoga and inspired many others to follow suit. * Kareena Kapoor Khan: […]

International Yoga Day event draws 7,000 enthusiasts in Dhaka

Dhaka: The Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Friday organised an event here marking the fifth International Yoga Day, which saw the participation of around 7,000 people. Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan, and State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury were also in attendance, bdnews24 reported. Indian High […]

Thousands gather in Abu Dhabi to mark International Yoga Day

Abu Dhabi: Thousands of Indian expat residents and others participated in yoga sessions in Abu Dhabi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day, the media reported on Friday. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi hosted the celebrations at the Umm Al Emarat Park from 7 p.m. onwards on Thursday evening, reports the Gulf News. Shaikh […]

Odisha observes International Yoga Day

Bhubaneswar: Along with the rest of the world, the fifth International Yoga Day was observed across Odisha on Friday, with yoga camps organised at several locations. Poeple from all walks of life participated in yoga programmes at several places of the State. Governor Ganeshi Lal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Baijayant Panda […]

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Make yoga part of school curriculum, says Vice President

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday recommended making yoga part of school curriculum and said doing so is necessary in the wake of changing lifestyles and growing incidence of non-communicable diseases. Naidu was speaking at an event to mark the International Day of Yoga organised by the Ministry of Ayush and Brahma Kumaris […]

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China marks 5th International Yoga Day

Beijing: Yoga represents aspirations of the people from India and China that it is beneficial to work together in spirit of “friendship and cooperation”, Indian envoy Vikram Misri said Friday as he along with a large number of Chinese yoga enthusiasts here marked the fifth International Yoga Day. Hundreds of thousands of yoga enthusiasts across […]

Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony: UN

United Nations: Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that yoga can help the world in these troubled times by inspiring the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle to fight climate change and by promoting tolerance and peace. Addressing the fifth International Yoga Day celebration here on Thursday, she said: “The essence of yoga is balance […]

ITBP personnel perform yoga on difficult terrains

New Delhi: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops on the occassion of International Yoga Day on Friday performed yoga in some of the most difficult terrains in the country. The ITBP troops of the ATS Lohitpur, where the sun rises first in this eastern most tip of Arunachal Pradesh, commemorated this day before the break of […]

Modi to lead International Yoga day celebration at Ranchi

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the International Day of Yoga from Ranchi on Friday with all arrangements being in place at the Prabhat Tara ground. Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21. Yoga connects people and with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi world has adopted […]

Try some tech yoga this summer to stay fit

New Delhi: As the International Yoga Day approaches on June 21, there are several apps and online platforms to help yoga enthusiasts boost their health in the absence of a trained guide. Some apps also offer integrated services with Apple health app and other Android devices. For the beginners, the Breathe app on Apple Watch […]

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Ranchi to host main event on Yoga Day, PM to attend

New Delhi: Jharkhand capital Ranchi will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend it, AYUSH Ministry officials said Saturday. The event will be held at the Prabhat Tara ground and around 30,000 people are expected to participate in it, they said. […]