PHOTOS: Yoga Day Preparations In India From Kashmir To Kanyakumari

20/06/2015 7:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Nine months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the UN General Assembly in New York that he wished June 21 be adopted the International Day for Yoga, the world is ready to celebrate it on Sunday.

The main event in India will be at Rajpath in New Delhi, organised by the Ministry of AYUSH which was formed last year in November. The ministry will spent at least Rs 30 crore at the event, notwithstanding expenditure by other ministries, publicity events, etc, which are much more expensive. The Rajpath event, where around 37,500 yoga mats will be laid out in the 1,400 metre-stretch, will start on Sunday at 7 am.

Joining India in the first yoga day celebrations will be 192 other countries. Here's a look at photos from different parts of India where preparations for Sunday's celebration are underway.

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    The Northern Command of the Indian Army would be observing the International day of Yoga tomorrow in the most challenging weather conditions.
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    The Northern Command of the Indian Army would be observing the International day of Yoga tomorrow in the most challenging weather conditions.
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    The Northern Command of the Indian Army would be observing the International day of Yoga tomorrow in the most challenging weather conditions. Have a look at the grit and enthusiasm with which the preparations are underway.
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    The Northern Command of the Indian Army would be observing the International day of Yoga tomorrow in the most challenging weather conditions.
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    The Northern Command of the Indian Army would be observing the International day of Yoga tomorrow in the most challenging weather conditions.
  • Jammu & Kashmir
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    Rehearsal for #InternationalDayofYoga by #NCC cadets at #Uri, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Kargil
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    Taking A Deep Breath: Indian Army personnel practise at Kargil ahead of tomorrow's International Day for Yoga.
  • Ladakh
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    Breathtaking: Indian Army personnel practise near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh ahead of International Day for Yoga.
  • Ladakh
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    Breathtaking: Indian Army personnel practise near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh ahead of International Day for Yoga.
  • Leh
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    NCC cadets practising at Leh for the International Day of Yoga tomorrow.
  • Leh
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    NCC cadets practising at Leh for the International Day of Yoga tomorrow.
  • Shillong
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    NCC cadets practising in Shillong ahead of the first International Day of Yoga to be celebrated June 21, 2015.
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    Yoga practice by army (58 Gorkha Training Centre) at Shillong on Saturday, 20 June, 2015.
  • Delhi
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    Practice sessions are also being held at the Ministry of Defence.
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    Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar dropped by to take a look.
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    Army personnel practising in the Indian capital.
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    NCC Boys and Girls from all over the country are also practising in New Delhi.
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    NCC Boys and Girls from all over the country are also practising in New Delhi.
  • New Delhi
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    CNS Admiral RK Dhowan honing his skills in Yoga with the Naval community in New Delhi on Friday morning, 19 June.
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    Indian Navy personnel practise in the hangar of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the Pride of India.
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    With Josh: Rehearsal at Rajpath on Friday morning.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
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    Rehearsal at Rajpath, New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's celebration.
  • Ahmedabad
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    Yoga practice session at Shahibaug Cantonment, Ahmedabad.
  • Kochi
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    Workshops continued at INS DRONACHARYA and in Married Accomodation Area in Kochi in preparation for International Day for Yoga.
  • Kolkata
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    Bridging Body, Mind & Soul: Rehearsal at Fort William, Kolkata, by the Indian Army personnel.
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    Bridging Body, Mind & Soul: Rehearsal at Fort William, Kolkata, by the Indian Army personnel.
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    Bridging Body, Mind & Soul: Rehearsal at Fort William, Kolkata, by the Indian Army personnel.
  • Kochi
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    Workshops continued at INS DRONACHARYA and in Married Accomodation Area in Kochi in preparation for International Day for Yoga.
  • Ahmedabad
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    Army personnel of Golden Katar Division, Shahibaug Cantt, Ahmedabad, practicing in preparation for International Day for Yoga.
  • Lucknow
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    Army's Central Command, Lucknow, prepares for tomorrow's International Day of Yoga.
  • Kanyakumari
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    NCC cadets practising Yogasanas at Kanyakumari in the run up to the first IYD-2015.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
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    NCC cadets practising various asanas at Portblair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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