Even as India celebrated the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead celebrations at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York today.
India’s Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar led the national celebration of International Day of Yoga in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla joined the celebration on the Parliament House premises while Union ministers performed yoga exercises in different cities.
The Opposition Congress today thanked former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for "popularising yoga", to which senior party leader Shashi Tharoor replied in the affirmative but gave credit to the BJP-led Centre too.
Millions of people from all over India and the world are taking part in this unique celebration in a spontaneous manner, highlighting the vast fame of yoga.
An 'Ocean Ring of Yoga' will be formed by the Indian Navy on the occasion, under which naval ships deployed in the Indian Ocean region will visit various ports in friendly foreign countries.
This year, the theme for International Yoga Day 2023 is 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (Yoga for One Earth, One Family, and One Future).