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In pictures: Yoga Day 2019 celebrations begin across the globe

06:12 PM Jun 17, 2019 |

As an important part of India’s global outreach, PM Narendra Modi has convinced to establish June 21 as International Yoga Day, leading thousands of people across the globe to celebrate each year. With Yoga Day being days away, celebrations have already begun, not just in India but across the world. Modi while appreciating efforts of other countries to promote yoga has retweeted pictures posted by Indian embassies in different nations. PM Modi in his tweet urged all the nations to enrich yoga programmes with their participation.

Modi tweeted, “Across all continents, the #YogaDay2019 celebrations have begun with immense fervour. I urge you all to join the Yoga Day programmes in your respective nations and enrich the Yoga programmes with your participation.”

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Here’s a look at pictures of yoga day celebrations across the globe:

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France

Yoga for Peace and Harmony was organised by Embassy of India in front of Eiffel Tower and Wall of Peace in Peace.

Cape Town

Celebrations at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens was part of series of events organised by the consulate.

Dubai

In the run-up to the upcoming yoga day celebration, yoga enthusiast performed Yoga at the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.

Zimbabwe

Yoga Day celebrations in Harare where several dignitaries including Mayor of Harare, Representatives of various Ministries and Ambassadors participated. The Yoga session was followed by a blood donation camp.

Croatia

People performing yoga on Tomislav Square, Zagreb.

Serbia

Serbian President’s wife with yoga instructor and ambassador of India at yoga day celebration in Belgrade, Serbia.

Tyangboche

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Sunday organised a yoga event to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga at Nepal’s Thyangboche -- the gateway to Mount Everest.

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South Africa

Yoga enthusiasts take part in a mass yoga session at the amphitheatre lawns at North Beach on June 16, in Durban, South Africa.

Amsterdam

Attendees take part in a yoga session at the Dam in Amsterdam on June 16.

Bangkok

Yoga enthusiasts take part in a mass yoga session on a field at Chulalongkorn University to mark the International Yoga Day in Bangkok on June 16.

Kenya

A boy takes part in a mass yoga session to mark International Yoga Day at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, on June 15, ahead of International Yoga Day.

Jammu

A sadhu performs yoga asanas at a temple on June 15, ahead of International Yoga day.

Hyderabad

Indian yoga instructors perform yoga postures at Anahata Yoga Zone in Hyderabad on June 11, ahead of the International Yoga Day.

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