Addressing yoga participants, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said, "Yoga is not only good for our physical and mental health, but its helps to maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress".
As the third International Yoga Day celebrations kicked off in Lucknow today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking every citizen to make Yoga a part of their lives, the real estate fraternity, now trying to come to terms with the new regulatory environment, said all challenges such as GST or RERA can be overcome through Yoga. Yoga connects body, mind and soul. Mr Fadnavis celebrated International Yoga Day in Mumbai with 600 children from farmers' families in tribal districts of the state.More news: Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'
Television footage showed Indian soldiers performing yoga in their military overalls in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, at a height of 18,000 feet (5,500 metres). There is also little equipment required because you use your own body weight for resistance. Further focusing on the importance of yoga, Modi said that yoga is one platform which attaches everyone together as one and no one around the world has questioned the benefits of yoga. Modi conveyed his greetings to all the people joining the worldwide yoga day celebration all over India and thanked the UP government foe hosting the celebration at such large scale in spite of heavy rainfall. "Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness", Prime Minister Modi said.
In Lucknow, PM Modi - a renowned yoga enthusiast himself - braved intermittent showers and performed an array of asanas with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, besides many others.
Several government employees and officials also participated in a yoga session led by Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot at the state secretariat. "Yoga is about health assurance".More news: Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
Across all Indian states lawmakers, top officials along with hundreds of people, mostly young, stretched their bodies to perform Yoga to mark the third global Yoga Day.
"It was a very nice gesture of prime minister to come out of the dry comfort of his waterproof tent and do yoga with us in the open", said 18-year-old student Neha Prakash.More news: Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'