Delhi University Celebrates International Yoga Day

India gears up to celebrate 4th International Yoga Day

Despite intermittent rain and cloudy weather, people from all walks of life performed "Yoga Asanas" on the occasion of the 4 International Yoga day, in the vicinity of the Nepal Police Academy.

Agastya Muni, one of the Satyas, has worked in India to make yoga a part of life. Modi told ANI, that many JD (U) workers and leaders participated in the yoga event organised here earlier on Thursday. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said.

The emphasis on these postures and their sequences, such as the famous Sun Salutations, is a recent development, says India specialist Sita Reddy in "Yoga, The Art of Transformation" (2013).

"The word yoga means to unite". This is considered to be the most important form of modern yoga science.

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"Designed to help individuals build self-realisation, ease any suffering they may be experiencing and allow for a state of liberation, (yoga) is practised by the young and old without discriminating against gender, class or religion", UNESCO added in a tweet.

Yoga is a spiritual exercise that operates in the public domain, giving people of different tribes, ethnicities, race and gender a scope to adopt and adapt. "Yoga seems to have brought all of us together in harmony", said octogenarian Mohan Singh in Delhi.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also on a tour to Europe, will lead the IYD celebrations at the European Parliament in Brussels. Over 200 participants participated in the event.

In South Africa's Pretoria, the Yoga Day was celebrated at the historic township of Soweto, where a large group of school children took part in group sessions.

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Reports of Yoga celebration came in from various states.

The Prime Minister had arrived here on Wednesday night to participate in the main event on the fourth International Yoga Day. "Yoga imparts mental, physical and spiritual discipline to our lifestyle", the LG said. He said in fact, yoga has become the biggest mass movement across the globe in the quest for good health and wellbeing, which is crucial to the creation of a peaceful world.

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, which had launched a week-long yoga classes for its students and staff ahead of the Yoga Day, announced plans to conduct regular yoga classes throughout the year for all students, staff and their family members.

Last year, PM Modi had led the yoga day celebrations in Lucknow. "Man experiences a divine intervention", he said recollecting the proposal for the Yoga Day at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations backing it.

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