Lucknow: 21 participants fall ill after attending Yoga day event

PM Modi at Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow India Tv

The previous record held by Delhi saw the participation of 35,985 people at Rajpath, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first International Yoda Day in 2016.

PM Modi earlier today kicked off the International Yoga Day celebrations along with various other stalwarts from the political landscape and people across the nation despite early morning rains. Stating that India has earned reputation by popularising yoga worldwide, Meghwal lauded the Prime Minister for his efforts to initiate the observations of "International Yoga Day" all over the world. "Now, it has become part of every person's life", he said.

I am glad to see several Yoga institutes take shape over the last three years.

Chief Minister N Biren stated that it is the contribution and achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Yoga which spreads the message of peace and prosperity has been popularised across the world. Mr Modi joined the Yoga enthusiasts along with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

LCD screens were also installed at various places at the venue so that participants could follow the instruction of the yoga trainers properly.

Social media was flooded with pictures of yoga, the country's signature cultural export, being performed in various places including an Indian Navy submarine and the landing deck of an aircraft carrier.

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Almost 200 people took part in the event that preceded elaborate countrywide celebrations on Wednesday.

The exact number of participants at the event will be declared after tabulation of the data.

. Some countries have already observed the day while others plan the celebrations in coming days as Wednesday is a working day. "There are many countries which do not know our language, traditions or culture, but the entire world is getting connected with us because of yoga".

The Consulate General of India in Johannesburg along with the volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation and yoga school trainers organised the event at a park in the township.

In a brief speech, Singh talked about the benefits of discipline saying that yoga was Indian civilisation's gift to the world. International Yoga Day is being celebrated in almost 180 nations.

In addition to fitness, wellness is important.

Enthusiasts across India rose at the crack of dawn, many braving monsoon showers, to mark the third International Yoga Day.