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"Here's a sneak peek of the iconic UN Headquarters building being lit up like never before for International Day of Yoga", India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

"Today yoga has become a part of common man's life". Practising chair yoga increases blood circulation, improves feet, toes, hand and finger movements, balance, stimulates elimination of body toxins and betters posture.

The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after Modi, a Yoga enthusiast lobbied for ancient Indian art.

Around 50,000 people were estimated to have attended the event, where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik along with other dignitaries from Uttar Pradesh performed complex asanas.

The Prime Minister said, "Yoga is more than just a healthy body - it leads one to complete wellness".

This stretches the spinal column giving a profound stretch to the whole
This stretches the spinal column giving a profound stretch to the whole

Praising the enthusiasm of the kids to practice Yoga, the Minister lauded this glaring instance as the upcoming generation is the future citizen of the country. 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. Fifty or sixty minutes should be enough to bring harmony to the body, mind and intellect.

"Modi coming here and performing yoga in the company of children and youths was perhaps the most surprising event of my life", she told PTI. "If 1.25 billion Indians and people around the world can attain this state of well-being, then humankind can also tide over problems born out of human thoughts", he said.

Once his address was complete, the Prime Minister surprised everybody by descending on the ground to join the students waiting to perform yoga.

Mr Modi, who credits his strict yoga regime for his ability to work long hours on little sleep, has been spearheading an initiative to reclaim the practice as a historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu- nationalist government came to power in 2014.

At DU, Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi performed yoga with other officials at Gandhi Bhavan.

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