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Shivraj Chouhan leads Yoga Day celebrations in Bhopal

ANI  |  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

took part in International Yoga Day celebrations here on Thursday.

Chouhan, along with scores of people, performed yoga asanas at the Lal Parade Ground here.

International Yoga Day is being observed across the world today.

Earlier, led took part in celebrations in Dehradun.

Emphasising the power of yoga and its global reach, Modi said, "Yoga is India's gift to the world. It is a passport for wellness.

Various events were held across the country to mark the event.

performed Yoga at the state capital, Amaravati, while Chhattisgarh and R K Singh took part in celebrations at Raipur.

The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015, where more than 30,000 people, including Modi, performed yoga asanas (postures) at Rajpath in

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the (UNGA) on 27 September 2014.

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First Published: Thu, June 21 2018. 18:00 IST