International Yoga Day 2019 Live Updates: Yoga has been originated in India and June 21 was unanimously declared International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move came right after PM Narendra Modi’s suggestion during his speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014. Yoga is a practice for peace and harmony of the body, mind and spirit. According to reports, the world first observed International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2015. Since then, the tradition has been going on.

Moreover, to mark this significant day, an event has been organised at Ranchi in Jharkhand today, where more than 30,000 people are expected to take part. PM Modi will also be seen at the event performing some Yogic postures.

Here are the LIVE Updates of International Yoga Day 2019:

  • Yoga practitioners in Paris were seen performing asanas in front of the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the 5th International Yoga Day. Originated in India, Yoga has now become a style of living across the globe. People from different countries have been volunteering to learn and practice yoga for a better lifestyle.  

  • People across India have been celebrating International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. Earlier in the morning, people were seen taking part in yoga sessions at different places. Here are some of the pictures highlighting the spirit of Yoga day in India. 


  • Yoga celebrations on 5th International Yoga Day in front of Victoria Memorial today in Kolkata.

  • Actress Bipasha Basu also shares a message on Internationa Yoga Day, says Yoga is not about Twisting and Turning but unity with all

  • Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty celebrates 5th International Yoga day with CISF, CRPF and NCC cadets at India Gate in Delhi.

Gautam Gambhir celebrates yoga at Yamuna Sports Complex in New Delhi, performs some yogic poses

  • Vice President Venkiah Naidu performs Yoga on 5th International Yoga Day at an event organised at Red Fort today.

  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal performs Yoga in Guwahati on 5th World Yoga Day

  • Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Jayant Sinha performs Yoga an event in Delhi on 5th International Day of Yoga

  • BSF personnel perform Yoga with horses

  • Indian Army personnel performs Yoga in Kashmir Valley

  • Interesting, not only human but even dogs are performing Yoga

  • Union Minister Smriti Irani performs Yoga

  • Indian Navy and Central Industrial Security Force personnel perform Yoga at Marina Beach in Chennai.

  • Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari is seen performing Yoga on 5th International Yoga Day 

Jammu and Kashmir celebrates Yoga 

President Ram Nath Kovind says “International Day of Yoga is not just an event”

  • President Ram Nath Kovind is quite happy about the fact that International Yoga Day is being celebrated at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He said, “I’m happy that like previous years, we are celebrating Yoga Day this year too. It’s not just an event”. The President said that it is a way to make yoga an integral part of our life.

An event is being held in Ranchi to observe the 5th International Yoga Day

  • Recently, PM Narendra Modi had shared several videos of Yoga urging people to make Yoga practice part of their lives. Today, an event is being held at Ranchi, where more than 30,000 people will be together performing Yoga to observe World Yoga Day.

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