Published On: Tue, Jun 21st, 2016

In pics | Twist and turn: How the world celebrated International Yoga Day | india-news | Hindustan Times

People in India and abroad woke up to an early-morning call to celebrate the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday with much enthusiasm.

From Chandigarh to Madhya Pradesh and from London to Geneva, people from all walks of life performed postures of the ancient discipline.

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga.

The first International Yoga Day was observed across the world on June 21 last year with Modi performing yoga along with 36,000 people at New Delhi’s historic Rajpath.

People practice a yoga asana in Delhi.
(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia attends a yoga session at Chhatrsal Stadium.
(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

A general view of Connaught Place in Delhi where people can be seen performing yoga exercises.
(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Kashmiri school students perform Yoga exercises in Srinagar.
(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmiri Muslim women at an International Yoga Day event in Srinagar.

People practise yoga at a glass sightseeing platform on the outskirts of Beijing, China.

A Malaysian practitioners perform yoga exercises at Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi practices yoga in Meerut.

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during a yoga session in Delhi.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh attends the International Yoga Day event in Lucknow.

People perform yoga near the Tower Bridge in London.

Children perform yoga in Cerkesse, Russia.
(Indian embassy in Moscow)

Differently-abled people at a yoga camp in Chandigarh.

Malaysian yoga practitioners perform yoga exercises at the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur.

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