International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre

Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 19:46
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    Leading the celebrations of the third edition of the International Yoga Day in Lucknow at a rain-drenched Ramabai Amedkar Sthal, Modi said yoga was a path to attain wellness and was akin to a free life insurance. All pics/PTI
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    "There was a time when yoga was confined to sages meditating in the Himalayan caves. But now yoga is becoming a part of people's daily life not just in India but across the world," the Prime Minister said in his address to thousands.
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    The Prime Minister underlined that yoga in life was as important as salt in food. "Salt not just makes food tasty but also adds nourishment value to it. It is cheap and is used in very small quantity but none can deny its significance.
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    "More than fitness, more than being healthy, people now yearn for wellness. And there is no better way to attain wellness than yoga," said Modi.
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    The Prime Minister did yogic exercises and 'pranayam' as demonstrated by a group of yoga teachers on the stage.
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    He left after 15 minutes even as Naik, Adityanath and others continued to do yoga.
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    Narendra Modi called for standardisation of yoga and pointed out how the young were captivated by yoga, an age-old tradition propounded by saints and seers.
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    Yoga was a great medium to bring cohesion in the society, Modi said, adding no one in the world was questioning the benefits of yoga.
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    Speaking at the third edition of the International Yoga Day, Modi pointed out how the UN had accepted his proposal in record time to celebrate June 21 as the International Yoga Day.
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    Narendra Modi does shoulder exercises
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  • International Yoga Day: Narendra Modi stretches left, right and centre
    Narendra Modi does pranayam at the event
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    Narendra Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi did yogic exercises amid rains on International Yoga Day in Lucknow as he underlined the importance of yoga in connecting the global community and creating jobs

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