International Yoga Day: News

International Yoga Day is the annual event celebrated on 21 June since its inception in 2015. It was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The idea was proposed by the PM Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014

21 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day: BJP, Congress trade jabs; Tharoor lauds PM

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic event at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on International Yoga Day, the Congress mocked him, crediting India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru for popularizing yoga.

21 Jun 2023


A brief history of yoga's journey across the ages

In India, yoga is an age-old practice that combines a variety of exercises, asanas, pranayama, and meditation.

21 Jun 2023


International Yoga Day: Expert reveals how yoga ignites inner radiance

June 21 each year is celebrated as International Yoga Day to honor the ancient practice that is best defined as a discipline of meditation, body postures, and moral precepts.

20 Jun 2023


Expert reveals how yoga at workplace can help employees

The Government of India has recently promoted 'Y-Break - Yoga at office chair,' which is a new work protocol for all government employees to indulge in a short yoga session that can help them de-stress.

21 Jun 2022


Maldives: Mob storms International Yoga Day event; probe ordered

The Maldivian government has ordered an investigation after an angry mob disrupted an International Yoga Day event organized by Indian Cultural Centre at a stadium in the capital Male and threatened the attendees.

21 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day 2022: PM Modi leads celebrations at Mysuru

"Yoga is not a part of life, it is a way of life," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he kickstarted the celebrations of the eighth International Day of Yoga on the magnificent Mysuru Palace premises in Karnataka on Tuesday.

23 Jun 2021

KP Sharma Oli

PM Oli claims Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stoked yet another controversy by claiming that Yoga originated in his country, not in India, a view not shared by a leading expert in Kathmandu.

21 Jun 2021

New York City

Over 3,000 people perform Yoga at Times Square

Over 3,000 people spread their mats at the iconic Times Square and performed Yoga asanas keeping in mind social distancing guidelines to celebrate International Yoga Day as the city opens up following the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Jun 2021

Kareena Kapoor Khan

International Yoga Day: Actresses who shed post-pregnancy weight through yoga

For centuries, yoga has been considered a noble practice that not only heals your body, but also works magic on your mind.

22 Jun 2019


UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee

The politicians of this country sit on high-horses and swim in a pool of privilege. They have little to no regards for anyone else.

21 Jun 2019

Alia Bhatt

International Yoga Day: Here are top Yoga aficionados of Bollywood

Yoga is known for its spiritual cleansing effect, and has been practised for thousands of years in India.

21 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations on International Yoga Day, Friday (June 21), by attending a mega event in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

07 Jul 2018


Indore man creates world-record of Yoga session at highest altitude

An Indore-based trainer has claimed to have set a world record by holding a Yoga session at the highest altitude.

26 Jun 2018

Baba Ramdev

Ramdev to be waxed at Madame Tussauds Delhi in 'Vrikshasan'

Citing the increasing popularity of Baba Ramdev, the authorities of Madame Tussauds have decided to carve his wax statue at its New Delhi branch.

24 Jun 2018


Ramdev holds series of yoga sessions in the UK

Yoga guru Ramdev held a series of yoga sessions in UK cities to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga.

21 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

PIB's YouTube channel unblocked right after Modi's Yoga Day program

The YouTube channel of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) is finally up and running again after being blocked for nearly week.

21 Jun 2018


#InternationalYogaDay: Rajasthan breaks world record for largest yoga session

Rajasthan today witnessed a world record by conducting the largest yoga session to mark the International Yoga Day at Kota, where over 1.5L people together performed yogic exercises.

21 Jun 2018

Harry Potter

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

The United Nations started observing June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2015 and it has since been used to promote a healthy lifestyle.

21 Jun 2018


Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.

21 Jun 2018


Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo today to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country.

21 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

#InternationalYogaDay: PM Modi addresses Dehradun, ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a gathering of around 50,000 people at Dehradun's Forest Research Institute to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day.

20 Jun 2018


Rajasthan: Unidentified men rob bank cashier of Rs. 8 lakh

Two unidentified men robbed a bank cashier and his aide of Rs. 8 lakh while the money was being shifted to a different branch in Rajasthan's Kota district.

12 Jun 2018

Maneka Gandhi

#YogaFor9to5: Contest to generate awareness of yoga benefits at workplace

Yoga at work helps keep the inner self calm and also aids in achieving the perfect balance between mind and body to achieve maximum productivity, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

07 Jun 2018


PM Modi says govt will ensure affordable healthcare for everyone

Concerned over the expensive operations and healthcare facilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said access to medicines is a big concern for the poor and his government's constant endeavor is to ensure affordable health care for every Indian.

29 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

21 Jun 2017


Yoga Day: Meet the yoga trainer who shaped David Beckham

The world celebrating the third International Yoga Day is proof that yoga has fast gained popularity.

21 Jun 2017


Delhi: Panic buttons, cameras to be installed in DTC buses

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal approved the transport department's proposal of installing CCTV cameras and panic buttons on 6,350 DTC and cluster buses.

20 Jun 2017


International Yoga Day: Modi to grace UP this year

The stage is all set for the 3rd edition of International Yoga Day and PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath will be performing Yoga in Lucknow.

25 May 2017


3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

Modi government has redefined India's foreign policy through expanded, active engagement with various countries. It has further made its presence felt at many international forums.

12 Apr 2017


Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in

When you look at the report card, it reads well. Indian tourism jumped 12 spots and is now at number 40 on World Economic Forum's Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.

26 Dec 2016


Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.