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He also emphasised that the third International Yoga Day is an important cultural exchange activity, contributing to strengthening the mutual understanding between the two peoples, as well as realising the agreements signed by high-ranking leaders of the two countries.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Twitter handle, shared photographs of the Yoga Day celebrations across the world Prime Minister Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government has made grand plans for the Yoga Day.

According to Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Yoga is a system of holistic living, having the roots in Indian tradition and culture.

She said she hopes the day will help increase the population of Yoga practitioners in Can Tho. The day has "actually brought this ancient discipline, philosophy and practice from India into the hearts and lives of people in every corner of the globe".

The Harare programme will include blood donation for the International Blood Bank and they are expecting to get several units to benefit the needy. Prime Minister Modi during his visit to Japan in September 2014 had visited the school and interacted with the students.

Dressed in white T-shirt and trouser, people stretched themselves in various postures at Yoga events held in the US, Japan, China, Pakistan and other countries.

"Yoga is like being in that economic state of mind".

"Since UN declared yoga day June 21 has become a yoga festival day in all big and small cities in China", Manmohan Singh Bhandari, an Indian yoga expert who along with his Chinese wife Yin Yan runs yoga training school Yogi Yoga, told PTI here.

The President, who performed a number of yoga asanas encouraged yoga institutions in Sri Lanka to continue their good work. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will be present in Delhi. Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari, JP Nadda, Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal will take part in International Yoga Day functions at Patna, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam respectively.

For the first time ever, the Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) has invited a group of 20 young Yoga ambassadors with expertise in performing advanced routines in Hatha Yoga. It has written letters to different Ambassadors and Embassies and urged to make the event successful.

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