India Celebrating International Yoga Day 2019

India Celebrating International Yoga Day 2019
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International Yoga Day 2019 will be celebrated on June 21, making it the Fifth grand event where group sessions of yoga are held across the World. People celebrate with fervor and enthusiasm.

International Yoga Day 2019 will be celebrated on June 21, making it the Fifth grand event where group sessions of yoga are held across the World. People celebrate with fervor and enthusiasm.

Every year has a different theme, with this year being " Climate Action".

The event was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations in September 2014 and was first celebrated on 21, 2015.

Why is June 21 celebrated as World Yoga Day?












Prime minister Modi had suggested June 21 as the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year is the significance in Hindu mythology.

" The date is the longest day of the year as the Northern Hemisphere has special significance in many parts of the world, " PM Modi had said in his address at the UN General Assembly.

Where will this Year's main event be held?

This year's main event in India will be held at the Prabhat Tara Ground in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Modi will carry out yoga asanas along with 18,000 people.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das and another minister will also be taking part in the event.

A special protection group will be in charge of security at the venue Media estimated around 4,000 state and para-military forces will be deployed.

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