Yoga One Of The Most Powerful Unifying Forces, Says PM Modi

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Tennis star Sania Mirza, meanwhile, earned praise from Union Women and Child Minister Maneka Gandhi for doing pre-natal yoga.

"A total of 1.05 lakh people performed yoga together at RAC ground in Kota".

The word "yoga" has its origins in the ancient Sanskrit language and means "to attach, join, harness, yoke".

The previous record was that of 55, 524 people performing yoga in Mysore in 2017.

Executive officers in India on behalf of the Guinness Book of World Records - Swapneel and Ribika from London - presented the certificate to Raje and Ramdev.

Yoga was also performed on board the Japanese naval ship JS Ise and on the Indian Navy's INS Sahyadri taking part in military exercises in the western Pacific, the Indian Navy said.

The numbers were counted through set standard and drone cameras. Also, this tour will be beginning from June 21, 2018, in order to mark the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018.

Prasad and Deputy CM Modi insisted the presence or absence of a public figure at an event must not be politicised.

On the northern facade of the United Nations building in NY a laser projection of yoga postures has been in place since Monday. She was speaking at an event organised at the Natural Childbirth Centre.

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Like most embassies across the Gulf region, India's Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront organizing and publicizing activities in the build-up to the big day. "@MinistryWCD and @ManekaGandhiBJP (sic)", the tennis star posted on Twitter, along with the photo.

Yoga first appeared in ancient texts such as the sacred Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, written between the fifth and second centuries BC. "Wonderful, Sania! #PreNatalYoga is indeed an exhilarating way to be fit during pregnancy".

"We don't want any inconvenience for the participants".

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in an event in Mumbai.

The Indian discipline of yoga, involving spiritual and physical practices, is followed in myriad forms today by millions of people worldwide, with an entry in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. If it is included in the school curriculum it is possible to create a healthy nation. This makes one experience peace, Modi also said.

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was Yoga.

Calling yoga a "unifying force and passport for wellness", Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 50,000 volunteers kick-started India's fourth International Yoga Day celebrations in Dehradun on Thursday.

"Many of our valued patients are from the UAE and the GCC and this event is a ideal opportunity to introduce yoga to the local community in a way that is educational and fun at the same time", says Saba.

The yoga camp held at the CRPF campus in Bhubaneswar saw more than 1000 participants.

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