Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the gathering on 4th International Yoga Day celebrations at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, in the foothills of the Himalayas on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Indians to take pride in their heritage as he joined tens of thousands at an event to celebrate world yoga day.
Speaking at the event where around 60,000 people participated, he said “Yoga is enriching millions of lives all over the world. The gems of India’s unique heritage, such as yoga, will be respected by the world at large only when we ourselves respect our culture and traditions,”.
But Twitteraties were ready to take a dig on this day as well. Few of the funny tweets can be seen below.
It was not only a good day for Modi, few were asking him on Indian Economy and situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Not only this, few were requesting to declare International Yoga Day as Holiday so that they can do Shavasan whole day.
What do you think about PM Narendra Modi’s favourite Aasan? are these option out of that?
Do you remember Modi’s Video just before Yoga day? Few creative witty minds were ready to make some funny pictures.
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) June 21, 2018
Yoga helps in building focus and strength necessary to keep a soldier fighting fit.
More than 1000 Central Armed Police Force personnel participated in #Yoga organized by CRPF at Raipur for CAPFs in conjunction with Naya Raipur Development Authority. #InternationalYogaDay2018 pic.twitter.com/7OJDCrijX1
— CRPF (@crpfindia) June 21, 2018
New India ka New Aasana invented by our beloved Pradhan Sewak…
🤸 Bank LOOTasan
🤸 Farmer LOOTasan
🤸 Soldier LOOTasan
🤸 Common Man LOOTasan
Bolee tohh Chowkidar Rocks..
Desh ki Janta Shocks… pic.twitter.com/IrC6zTwHVM
— MunnaBhai (@circuit_hai_kya) June 21, 2018
And here goes
specially for AdarshLiberal Brigade
— Keerthi Jai (@keerthij09) June 21, 2018
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) June 21, 2018
What is International Yoga Day?
It’s a global event that takes place each year on June 21 and aims to raise awareness of the benefits of practicing yoga. It began in 2015 when India presented a bill to the United Nations General Assembly, suggesting an international day to recognise and celebrate the art of yoga.
The proposal received a huge amount of support and was officially passed on June 21, 2015, marking the international day.
— Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) June 21, 2018
— Jithin Mohandas🇩🇪 (@MohandasJithin) June 21, 2018
See 👇👇the best Yoga Asanas that describe the journey of BJP Govt under Narendra Modi while he is performing Yoga in FRI campus, Dehradun.
— Alok Verma 🇮🇳 (@IamAlok_INC) June 21, 2018
Why does it fall on June 21?
June 21 is the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
It shares a special significance in many parts of the world and many countries mark the day with festivities.
What is the theme of International Yoga Day 2018?
The theme for this year’s Yoga Day is Yoga for Peace.
— MIB India (@MIB_India) June 21, 2018
— MIB India (@MIB_India) June 21, 2018
How is International Yoga Day celebrated?
Millions of people around the world will celebrate the day by attending taster sessions, workshops and retreats.
In some countries, public yoga sessions will take place. In India, an event in Dehradun will take place today from 6am, where over 60,000 visitors are expected to take part in celebrations – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Across the globe in New York, thousands of yogis will travel to Times Square, to take part in free classes all day long.
— Times of India (@timesofindia) June 21, 2018
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2018
Many Indian celebrities participated in the International Yoga Day and urged to people for the same. Bollywood Queens Malaika Arora, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez and athlete Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal took to Twitter to share their videos of performing Yoga.
let's get fit & let's free our mind , body & soul. I urge all the youngsters to take time out of your hectic schedule & make time for yourself to keep calm & lighten your mind with Yoga. It's really important inorder to LIVE it up in this fast paced life.This international Yoga week , take part in Big Bazaar #YogaSeHoga challenge & strike your most calming & favorite Yoga pose. Tag @Big.bazaar & use #YogaSeHoga! The best poses will win vouchers. I challenge @subhransu.biswal to take the challenge
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 21, 2018