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  • International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka.

Updated on Jun 21, 2022 06:36 AM IST

International Yoga Day 2022 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started the International Day of Yoga celebrations on Tuesday from the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka.

More than 15,000 people will participate in the Yoga celebrations along with the Prime Minister at the Mysore Palace grounds.

This year the theme for the celebration is “Yoga for humanity”. 

To mark the 75 years of India’s independence, the Ministry for Ayush has identified 75 locations for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration.

It was during his speech at the UN General Assembly in September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi first floated the idea of the International Yoga Day. The draft resolution passed by India was supported by 177 nations. With universal recognition and growing popularity of Yoga, the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11, 2014.

The firstc was celebrated on June 21, 2015.

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  • Jun 21, 2022 06:36 AM IST

    LIVE: PM Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations from Mysore Palace

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath celebrates Yoga Day at Raj Bhavan, Lucknow

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    “We are all grateful to PM Modi who has taken this gift of India’s sage tradition not only inside India but also within the world,” says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the ‘Yoga Practice Program’ organized at Raj Bhavan, Lucknow on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    No entry fee at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort today

    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will not charge any entry fee at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other monuments on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. Read more

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:16 AM IST

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya celebrates Yoga Day

    Source: Twitter/ @OfficeOf_MM
    Source: Twitter/ @OfficeOf_MM
  • Jun 21, 2022 06:04 AM IST

    Why is Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address, had suggested the date of 21 June specifically as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:03 AM IST

    EAM Jaishankar to perform Yoga at Delhi’s Lotus Temple

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will perform Yoga at Delhi’s Lotus Temple, reports news agency ANI.

  • Jun 21, 2022 06:00 AM IST

    Nepal’s iconic Dharahara gets illuminated amid Yoga Day celebrations

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    White tower, a recently built replica of Dharahara that was built two centuries ago, got illuminated with lights on the eve of International Day of Yoga in Nepal. 

    The tower, which stands next to the Army Pavilion, was beaming with lights as messages of ‘International Day of Yoga 2022’ and ‘Yoga For Humanity’ were rolled out.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:55 AM IST

    ITBP practice yoga at 17,000 feet in snow conditions in Sikkim

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Jun 21, 2022 05:52 AM IST

    ITBP perform yoga in front of the Brahmaputra River

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Assam | 33 Battalion ITBP perform yoga in front of the Brahmaputra River at Lachit Ghat, Guwahati.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:50 AM IST

    ITBP dedicate a song on Int’l Yoga Day; perform Yoga in snow-laden mountains

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:45 AM IST

    India preps for Yoga Day celebrations

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Gujarat | A 40 by 40 feet rangoli was made in Gujarat Public School in Vadodara yesterday by Sahaj Rangoli Group, to mark the 8th International Yoga day.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:38 AM IST

    Himveers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police practice yoga at the eastern tip of the nation

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Arunachal Pradesh | Himveers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) practice yoga at the eastern tip of the nation, ATS, Lohitpur on International Day of Yoga.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:36 AM IST

    The medium of ensuring the health of body and mind: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath extended his wishes to “all the people and seekers of the state on the 08th International Yoga Day.”

    “The medium of ensuring the health of body and mind and the awakening of spiritual consciousness, ‘Yoga’ has become a ‘world fund’ today,” he said in a tweet. “

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:34 AM IST

    Union minister Keshav Prasad Maurya extends wishes on Yoga Day

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:23 AM IST

    Yog Guru Ramdev seen performing yoga in Haridwar

    Yog Guru Ramdev. (ANI)
    Yog Guru Ramdev. (ANI)

    Yog Guru Ramdev was seen performing yoga at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Children and many other people also attend the event.

  • Jun 21, 2022 05:18 AM IST

    PM Modi to lead celebrations from Mysuru

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the eight International Yoga Day celebrations in Karnataka’s Mysuru on Tuesday in front of the picturesque and regal Mysore Palace premises.
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The theme for this year’s International Yoga Day (June 21) celebrations is ‘Yoga for humanity’. (iStock)

The theme for this year’s International Yoga Day (June 21) celebrations is ‘Yoga for humanity’. (iStock)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 06:37 AM IST

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  • PM Modi will kick off Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru in Karnataka. More than 15,000 people will participate in the Yoga celebrations along with the Prime Minister at the Mysore Palace grounds.

Residents performing yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Ram bagh garden in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Residents performing yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Ram bagh garden in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 06:35 AM IST

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Updated on Jun 21, 2022 05:30 AM IST

LIVE: PM Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations from Mysore Palace

  • International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.

Residents performing yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Ram bagh garden in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Residents performing yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Ram bagh garden in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Updated on Jun 21, 2022 06:36 AM IST

2 shooters among 3 held over Moosewala’s killing in Delhi

  • Police also said that gangster Goldy Brar, who is in Canada, was in touch with the hitmen on the morning of the crime, and gave them explicit instructions.

Three persons, including two main shooters, arrested by the Delhi Police special cell in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. (ANI Photo)

Three persons, including two main shooters, arrested by the Delhi Police special cell in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. (ANI Photo)

Updated on Jun 21, 2022 03:04 AM IST

TMC leader murder and Birbhum violence case: CBI files 2 charge sheets, names 22

The agency named four people as prime accused in Sheikh’s murder and 18 others, including TMC leader Anarul Sheikh who is now in judicial custody, in the arson case

Ten people, nine of whom were women and one was a minor girl, died after two houses, belonging to Sanju Shaikh and Fatik Sheikh, were set on fire at Bogtui village near Rampurhat town. (PTI)

Ten people, nine of whom were women and one was a minor girl, died after two houses, belonging to Sanju Shaikh and Fatik Sheikh, were set on fire at Bogtui village near Rampurhat town. (PTI)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 01:01 AM IST

RSS-linked body calls for rethink on quotas for converted STs

The Janajati Surkasha Manch, a tribal welfare organisation linked to the RSS, wants the Union government to revisit the provisions of caste-based quotas for those members of Scheduled Tribes who have converted other religions from Hinduism.

HT Image

HT Image

Published on Jun 21, 2022 01:01 AM IST

Heat pushes wheat yields to 20-year low

Now, official data from crop-cutting experiments, which help scientists determine yields, show the extent of damage.

A scorching summer linked to climate crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, three breadbasket states, saw wheat productivity decline the most in two decades, official data show. (ANI)

A scorching summer linked to climate crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, three breadbasket states, saw wheat productivity decline the most in two decades, official data show. (ANI)

Updated on Jun 21, 2022 04:47 AM IST

MLC polls: Supreme Court denies Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh permission to cast votes

The Supreme Court on Monday refused permission to jailed Nationalist Congress Party legislators Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik to cast their votes in the Maharashtra legislative council elections, citing a law that bars prisoners from voting in any parliamentary of state elections

The Supreme Court agreed to examine the issue relating to the interpretation of Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act 1951, which bars jailed persons from voting. (ANI)

The Supreme Court agreed to examine the issue relating to the interpretation of Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act 1951, which bars jailed persons from voting. (ANI)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here last week due to Covid-related issues, was discharged on Monday evening and advised rest at home, the party said.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from hospital on Monday. (Reuters file)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from hospital on Monday. (Reuters file)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Two doctors suspended after kidney recipient dies

Health minister Veena George ordered an inquiry and said a post-mortem will be done to pinpoint the cause of death. The harvested organ of a brain-dead patient was rushed to the state capital in less than three hours from Kochi which was 200 km away and police and other agencies really toiled to get a green passage to an ambulance carrying it.

The Kerala government on Monday suspended two senior doctors of Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital after an alleged delay in transplanting a kidney led to a patient’s death. (Representative Photo)

The Kerala government on Monday suspended two senior doctors of Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital after an alleged delay in transplanting a kidney led to a patient’s death. (Representative Photo)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:55 AM IST

Kerala Youth Congress leader loses vision in police action

Idukki district Youth Congress general secretary Bilal Samad was critically injured after a rally organised by the Youth Congress to protest alleged attack on Idukki district Congress president CP Mathew turned violent and clashed with police in Thoduzpuzha.

Youth Congress leader Bilal Samad lost vision in one of his eyes after he sustained injuries during a clash with police in Thoduzpuzha last week, said doctors. (Representative Photo)

Youth Congress leader Bilal Samad lost vision in one of his eyes after he sustained injuries during a clash with police in Thoduzpuzha last week, said doctors. (Representative Photo)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:55 AM IST

IIT-M, army partner to set up 5G testbed at Indore military college

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards this collaboration was signed on Monday by the Military College of Telecommunication, on behalf of the Army Training Command, Shimla, and IIT-Madras in the presence of army officials and faculty of the institute to help the army to utilise 5G technology for its operational use.

Army Training Command (ARTRAC) is partnering with IIT-Madras to set up a 5G testbed at Military College of Telecommunication in Indore’s Mhow to help the army to utilise 5G technology for its operational use, especially along the international borders. (HT)

Army Training Command (ARTRAC) is partnering with IIT-Madras to set up a 5G testbed at Military College of Telecommunication in Indore’s Mhow to help the army to utilise 5G technology for its operational use, especially along the international borders. (HT)

Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:54 AM IST

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