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India marks low-key Yoga Day due to COVID-19

June 21, 2020 18:27 IST
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The sixth International Yoga Day is being observed across the world.

“Yoga unites, spreads brotherhood,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who played an instrumental role in popularising yoga in the world after coming to power in 2014, said in his message on Sunday.

 

Since 2015, International Yoga Day, is a United Nations designated day.

Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family, is the focus this year as experts advised people to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMAGE: Youngsters perform yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day, at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: People practice yoga on the bank of the Ganga River on the occasion of the international Day of Yoga, in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel practice yoga on the occasion of the 6th International Day of Yoga, at Khardung La in Ladakh. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A woman performs yoga in Bengaluru. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Youngsters perform yoga at a lawn near Vijay Chowk on the 6th International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A woman takes a picture of two kids at a promenade by the Arabian Sea on International Day of Yoga, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

IMAGE: People, wearing protective face masks against the coronavirus disease outbreak, perform yoga on International Yoga Day in a park in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

IMAGE: People practice 'yoga asanas' in the Palk Strait on International Yoga Day, in Rameswaram. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: ITBP personnel practice yoga near Khardung La to mark the 6th International Day of Yoga, in Ladakh. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Girls perform yoga postures on the bank of Hooghly River on the occasion of International Day of Yoga, at Santipur in Nadia. Photograph: PTI Photo
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