अंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवसः PM मोदी ने 50 हजार लोगों के साथ किया योग, बोले- दुनिया को एकजुट करने वाली शक्ति है योग

आज यानी गुरुवार (21 जून) को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस का चौथा साल है। इस मौके पर सारा देश योग के रंग में रंगा हुआ है। भारत सहित विश्व भर में बड़े ही धूमधाम से यह स्वास्थ्यवर्धक आयोजन मनाया जा रहा है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी  चौथे अंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस के मौके पर उत्तराखंड की राजधानी देहरादून … Read more

20 per cent rise in Yoga practitioners: ASSOCHAM survey

The number of yoga practitioners has risen by about 20 per cent in the urban areas in the country, with women outnumbering men, but there is a dearth of trainers, a survey by industry body ASSOCHAM has found. The Centre and state governments should begin three year bachelor’s degree courses in yoga as there is … Read more

मन की बात: PM मोदी बोले- योग दिवस पर परिवारों की तीन पीढ़ियां एक साथ करें योग, पढ़िए- खास बातें

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी देश की जनता को 32वें संस्करण में ‘मन की बात’ कार्यक्रम के जरिए एक बार फिर रविवार(28 मई) को संबोधित किया। इस दौरान पीएम मोदी ने सभी देशवासियों को रमजान की मुबारकबाद दी। पीएम मोदी ने कहा कि रमजान का पवित्र महीना शान्ति, एकता और सद्भावना के मार्ग को आगे बढ़ाने में जरूर सहायक होगा। … Read more

PM Modi participates in Yoga session with top cops in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took part in an hour-long Yoga session with top police officers of the country, who gathered here at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy for an annual conference focusing on cross-border terrorism, infiltration and radicalisation of youth. Later, he paid tributes to Martyrs Column at SVPNPA here, where … Read more

PM Modi likely to attend ‘Yoga session’ with top cops in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take part in a ‘Yoga session‘ along with top- ranking police officers during the annual conference in Hyderabad of DGPs from across the country. Modi is likely to arrive in Hyderabad Friday evening and after an overnight stay at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), he would take … Read more

Supreme Court bench tests lawyer’s yoga knowledge, asks him “Which is the last ‘aasana’ in Yoga?”

A lawyer, who sought making the teaching of Yoga compulsory in schools, today fumbled when the Supreme Court put him to test on his knowledge about the ancient exercise. “Which is the last ‘aasana’ in Yoga,” asked a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur. As the lawyer fumbled, the bench said, “It is … Read more

Contrary to students’ claims, JNU teachers say proposal for yoga, culture courses not rejected

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Friday said the varsity has not rejected the proposal to introduce certificate courses in yoga and Indian culture and was deliberating it even as the students union claimed otherwise. JNU Students’ Union maintained that the Academic Council, which is the varsity’s statutory decision-making body, has rejected the … Read more

Proposal for yoga, culture courses in JNU rejected again

JNU’s plan to introduce short-term courses in Indian culture and yoga is unlikely to take off with the university’s top decision making body rejecting a proposal in this regard for the second time. The proposal to introduce three short-term courses in these subjects had come last year against the backdrop of right-wing organisations, including RSS, … Read more

कैटरीना कैफ ने अपने प्रशंसकों को दिया #DoTheStretch चैलेंज

कैटरीना कैफ की चर्चाएं इन दिनों सभी जगह हैं। चाहे वो बी-टाउन हो या फिर उनके फैंस सभी जगह सुर्खियों में है। बार-बार देखो के सौ आसमान गाने में बिकनी में नजर आने के बाद से तो कटरीना के नए डीवा रूप को लेकर हर कोई हैरान है। लेकिन कटरीना के इस सुडौल फिगर को … Read more

BMC passes proposal to make yoga mandatory in civic schools

The Sena-BJP ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed a proposal making yoga and ‘Surya Namaskar’ mandatory in all civic schools in Mumbai despite strong protests from opposition parties. BMC’s general body cleared this proposal tabled by BJP corporator Samita Kamble on Tuesday with an aim to improve overall health of students by incorporating the ancient exercise regime into their daily … Read more

International Yoga Day Exclusive: Government spent Rs 16 crores on SMSes sent for promotion alone

The total expenditure on SMSes sent to mobile users all across India by the government to promote International Yoga Day was nearly Rs 16 crores, an RTI reply has said. In the text messages, the government persuaded Indians to adopt Yoga into their lifestyle saying it enriches one’s physical and mental health. The messages had … Read more

‘बाबा जी, आपने भ्रष्टाचार के विरूद्ध जंग का उपयोग कहीं अपने व्यवसायिक साम्राज्य के विस्तार के लिए तो नही किया?’

Pradeep Agrawal बाबा जी, आपके द्वारा भ्रष्टाचार के विरूद्ध उठाई गई आवाज़ से उस समय लोगों को आपसे काफ़ी उम्मीदें बनी। उस वक़्त भ्रष्टाचार पाँव पसार कर दौड़ने लगा था, पर अब जब भ्रष्टाचार हिंसक भी हो चुका है तब आपकी ख़ामोशी काफ़ी रहस्यमयी है। आप योग की किस मुद्रा में लीन हैं, क्या हिंसक … Read more

IIT Roorkee calls for one-week compulsory Yoga camp

As 193 nations took part in the International Yoga Day event yesterday, including India, a group of students at IIT-Roorkee were forced into it, suggests a circular issued to them by the authorities. The circular, purportedly from the Dean of IIT Roorkee, said: “All the students of IIT Roorkee summer hostels are hereby directly to … Read more

Yoga that united the world, but left India divided

By Rifat Jawaid Follow me on twitter @RifatJawaid As expected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brainchild, International Yoga Day, created not one but two Guinness World Records after participants from 84 countries joined 35000 plus enthusiasts at the Rajpath to mark this day in style. And the enthusiasm didn’t remain confined just to India. 193 other countries … Read more

VIDEO: International Yoga Day at Rajpath, Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined thousands of participants in Delhi to mark the first International Yoga Day. Dressed in a white top with a tricolour sash around his neck, Modi diligently followed the instructions on the mic along with nearly 40,000 others yoga enthusiasts.

Speaking before the session, he talked about the importance of yoga. “Yoga is not just for contorting your body into shapes. If that were true, people working in the circus would be called yogis. Yoga is for a tension-free world.” Among the asanas he performed were Padmasana, Vajrasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and kapalbhatti. Earlier on Sunday the PM had tweeted, “Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga! Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives #YogaDay.”

The government hopes that this event featuring bureaucrats, ministers and soldiers, will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the “largest yoga class at a single event. ” Till now, the largest such session was by nearly 30,000 students in Gwalior. Modi had spoken about the need to mark a yoga day across day during his maiden visit the United Nations last year and 193 nations have agreed to be a part of the celebratons.

Tamasha of Community Yoga is waste of public money: Digvijay Singh

On a day when 193 nations took part in the International Yoga Day celebrations, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh too wished all on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, but added that the ‘tamasha’ of community yoga was utter waste of public money. Singh took to Twitter and said Prime Minister Modi has dubbed the … Read more