Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi

 Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi

The 5th International Yoga Day is set to be observed across the world on 21 June. In view of the occasion, preparations were underway on Thursday, with events also being held across India and the world ahead of the official day of celebrations. Reuters

On Sunday, more than 1,500 people participated in the celebrations in Washington, DC on Sunday. The event was organised by the Indian Embassy, at the Washington Monument. ANI

On Sunday, more than 1,500 people participated in the celebrations in Washington, DC on Sunday. The event was organised by the Indian Embassy, at the Washington Monument. ANI

​Embassy of India in Kathmandu organised a yoga event at the base camp of Mount Everest, 17,600 feet above the sea level. ANI

​Embassy of India in Kathmandu organised a yoga event at the base camp of Mount Everest, 17,600 feet above the sea level. ANI

'Yoga in Dunes' event was organised by Desert Charger Brigade of Battle Axe Division of Indian Army at the golden sand dunes in Jaisalmer, on the eve of the International Day of Yoga. ANI

'Yoga in Dunes' event was organised by Desert Charger Brigade of Battle Axe Division of Indian Army at the golden sand dunes in Jaisalmer, on the eve of the International Day of Yoga. ANI

Indian sex workers performed yoga in Mumbai on Thursday. Top government functionaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, and other senior BJP leaders will attend International Yoga Day events across the country on Friday. AP

Indian sex workers performed yoga in Mumbai on Thursday. Top government functionaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, and other senior BJP leaders will attend International Yoga Day events across the country on Friday. AP

Students performed yoga in Hyderabad on Thursday. On Friday, while the prime minister will lead the nation in celebrating the occasion by participating in a mega event in Ranchi, Amit Shah will be in Rohtak and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital. AP

Students performed yoga in Hyderabad on Thursday. On Friday, while the prime minister will lead the nation in celebrating the occasion by participating in a mega event in Ranchi, Amit Shah will be in Rohtak and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital. AP

Updated Date: Jun 20, 2019 22:49:24 IST