On Sunday, under the shadow of Covid-19, several leaders and politicians, including President Ram Nath Kovind, chief ministers of various states, and several Union ministers, among others, performed yoga at their residence, along with their families.
For the first time since June 21, 2015, Yoga Day is being celebrated digitally. This year’s theme is ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of Yoga Day and said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever.
IMAGE: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal practices yoga at his residence in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Kejriwal has long been practising yoga. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: President Ram Nath Kovind performs Yoga, on the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2020, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. Photograph: Press Information Bureau
IMAGE: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu does deep breathing exercises on the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2020 in New Delhi. Photograph: Press Information Bureau
IMAGE: Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, Prakash Javadekar performs Yoga. Photograph: Press Information Bureau
IMAGE: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla performs Dhanurasana as he celebrates International Day of Yoga. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal practices yoga at his residence, on International Day of Yoga, in Dibrugarh. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Family that does yoga together, stays together. BJP President J P Nadda performs yoga at his residence in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur takes part in a yoga session with party leaders in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu practises yoga. Posting images, he wrote, "Yoga at 11,000 ft in the environs of pure, serene and peaceful Mandala Top, Dirang. The cold mountain air makes yoga a real treat for the body and the mind. I welcome you to experience it." Photograph: ANI/Twitter
IMAGE: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju practises some yoga at his home to celebrate International Yoga Day. Photograph: ANI/Twitter