Modi leads Indians across the country on first ever International Yoga Day [Photos]

As the whole world celebrated International Yoga Day, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who clearly took the lead in India to perform several asanas. Along with him, his coterie of ministers performed asanas across the country.

FP Staff June 22, 2015 08:29:12 IST
As India celebrated International Yoga Day, it was our Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took the lead in New Delhi's Rajpath, and how. PTI
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As India celebrated International Yoga Day, it was our Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took the lead in New Delhi's Rajpath, and how. PTI
PM Modi was seen huffing and puffing alongside thousands of others who had gathered for the mega even in Delhi. Look at him conquer the chair pose like a pro. PTI
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PM Modi was seen huffing and puffing alongside thousands of others who had gathered for the mega even in Delhi. Look at him conquer the chair pose like a pro. PTI
A view of the thousands of people who performed several asanas during the event in New Delhi. PTI
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A view of the thousands of people who performed several asanas during the event in New Delhi. PTI
The Rashtrapati Bhavan too had a yoga event, and here we see an excited President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the event. PTI
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The Rashtrapati Bhavan too had a yoga event, and here we see an excited President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the event. PTI
Meanwhile, at the Rajpath there were several other BJP leaders who joined PM Modi in performing yoga. Here we see Meenakshi Lekhi and Ram Madhav trying their hand at an asana. PTI
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Meanwhile, at the Rajpath there were several other BJP leaders who joined PM Modi in performing yoga. Here we see Meenakshi Lekhi and Ram Madhav trying their hand at an asana. PTI
While she is well known for her firebrand persona during debates on TV shows, here Meenakshi Lekhi is seen smiling calmly. PTI
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While she is well known for her firebrand persona during debates on TV shows, here Meenakshi Lekhi is seen smiling calmly. PTI
Also present for the event at Rajpath were New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia. PTI
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Also present for the event at Rajpath were New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia. PTI
They say yoga unites. It seems truly so as we see Najeeb Jung in the same event as Kejriwal. PTI
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They say yoga unites. It seems truly so as we see Najeeb Jung in the same event as Kejriwal. PTI
Like several other ministers, Rajnath Singh was seen stretching his muscles with some yoga during an event in Lucknow. PTI
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Like several other ministers, Rajnath Singh was seen stretching his muscles with some yoga during an event in Lucknow. PTI
And then there was Smriti Irani in Shimla performing yoga in a saree? She must be superwoman. PTI
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And then there was Smriti Irani in Shimla performing yoga in a saree? She must be superwoman. PTI
Union Communications & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad performed yoga at an event in Kolkata. Here he looks like he has fallen flat on his face. PTI
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Union Communications & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad performed yoga at an event in Kolkata. Here he looks like he has fallen flat on his face. PTI
Also in West Bengal was Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan. He was at an event in West Midnapore. PTI
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Also in West Bengal was Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan. He was at an event in West Midnapore. PTI
Across the country in Jaipur there was Vasundara Raje participating in a yoga event. PTI
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Across the country in Jaipur there was Vasundara Raje participating in a yoga event. PTI
While there were some groups of Muslims who had called yoga un Islamic, Muslims across India participated in the International Yoga Day events. Here we see NCC cadets in Srinagar meditating. PTI
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While there were some groups of Muslims who had called yoga un Islamic, Muslims across India participated in the International Yoga Day events. Here we see NCC cadets in Srinagar meditating. PTI
People from all walks of life performed asanas. In this photo we see inmates of a Bhopal prison practicing pranayama. PTI
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People from all walks of life performed asanas. In this photo we see inmates of a Bhopal prison practicing pranayama. PTI