India had taken the initiative to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day and since its inception in 2015, every year ministers of the Narendra Modi government have come together to celebrate the day in different parts of the country.
Like the last two years, this year too Twitter was awash with photographs of ministers trying to master yoga poses be it at events or at the gym.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spearheaded the campaign on the benefits of yoga. This year he was in Lucknow, leading an International Yoga day event. Today he tweeted urging everyone to practice yoga saying, “In addition to fitness, wellness is important. Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness.I urge everyone to make Yoga a part of their lives.”
Yogi Adityanath was in Lucknow as well, here he is seen doing some tough yoga moves.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had broken the internet with his workout photos. And today he took to Twitter to show that he can bust some yoga poses too.
Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu was seen leading a group of people in New Delhi’s Connaught Place.
BJP President Amit Shah celebrated International Yoga Day with Baba Ramdev and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Ahmedabad. And given it was Baba Ramdev who was leading the event, it is possible that they may have had quite a tough session.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were seen meditating at an event in Mumbai.
The tree pose is not everyones cup of tea, but here are Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar along with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh mastering it at an eventin Imphal.
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Former ministers and now Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was at an auditorium in Goa’s Bambolim.
Madhya Pradesh Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was at an event in Bhopal’s Lal Parade Ground leading a group of people.
Maneka Gandhi celebrated International Yoga Day, a couple of days ago with anganwadi children in New Delhi. The children seem to be following the minister quite well.