International Yoga Day, started on the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is being celebrated across the world today. International Yoga Day has the support of more than 185 countries in the United Nations. On this day, more than 250 million people across the world participated in various programs of Yoga Day. Many programs were organized outside India and abroad on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading a mass yoga program at the Mysore Palace grounds in Karnataka on the 8th International Day of Yoga today.
Apart from embassies in the country and abroad, fitness and spiritual groups and institutions also organized several programs on this year’s theme Yoga for Humanity. The popularity of yoga has now reached different parts of the world. People are adopting yoga as a lifestyle for spirituality and mental health along with fitness. On the occasion of Yoga Day, BJP organized yoga programs at around 75,000 places across the country. Apart from the PM, all the Union Ministers, Chief Minister and BJP officials, workers and people participated in the programs of Yoga Day in the number of crores at different places of the country.
After the initiative of PM Modi, countries around the world have been attracted towards Yoga. Yoga programs were held in many countries on Tuesday. Yoga is very popular in Canada and PM Justin Trudeau himself also does yoga. On the occasion of Yoga Day, many programs were organized in different cities and some people also did yoga near Masharu Niagara Falls. Similarly, a large number of Indians live in the UAE and a large number of people participated in yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Yoga camps were also organized in major stadiums and open theaters of Dubai.
A yoga camp with Indian music was organized on the occasion of International Day of Yoga in Paris. Apart from Indians, citizens of other countries also participated in this program. Doing yoga with melodious music was a good experience for the people. This year’s theme is Yoga for Humanity and that was also discussed in the program. Yoga camps were organized in many big cities including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago in America. Awareness programs were also organized in some cities weeks before Yoga Day. Many famous personalities of America such as Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Madonna also do yoga for mental health and fitness. Yoga has also become popular in Italy and many yoga studios have opened in the big cities there too. A yoga camp was organized in Italy on the occasion of International Yoga Day in which a large number of people participated.