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Lucknow: 21 participants fall ill after attending Yoga day event

The Ayush Ministry released the budget of 25-30 cr for the 3 worldwide yoga day celebration.The cooperative issued a brief statement on the occasion offering its view of the great Indian contribution to the world.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed several yogic exercises at an event organized in Lucknow.The first worldwide yoga day was celebrated at Rajpath, New Delhi in 2015 and 35,895 yogis came together in Delhi to make a new Guinness book world record although this time 62,000 people were gathered at different events in Delhi. Modi conveyed his greetings to all the people joining the worldwide yoga day celebration all over India and thanked the UP government foe hosting the celebration at such large scale in spite of heavy rainfall. Everybody should perform Yoga both for physical fitness and mental peace. “It positively changes the lifestyle of the people and increases the level of well-being”, he added.The term “yoga” refers to a set of spiritual practices that train our body and mind.A new yoga app on Common Yoga Protocol was released along with a special edition of Bharat Bichitra on Yoga, published by High Commission of India. PM Modi joined thousands of Yoga enthusiasts at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow.”Many countries which do not know our language, tradition or culture are now connecting to India through yoga”. Yoga is practiced in various forms around the world and is gaining popularity.The Indian missions around the world will hold yoga sessions to propogate the benifts of yoga, which is believed to have started in India some 5,000 years back. Ramdev greeted Shah by congratulating him on shedding about 20kg with yoga.The International Yoga Day debuted in 2015 after the United Nations backed an India-sponsored initiative that was supported by over 170 member states.In the southern city of Bangalore 98-year-old American Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga teacher according to Guinness World Records, led a mass session.The United Nations designated International Yoga Day in 2014.