Maharashtra: Baba Ramdev, CM Fadnavis perform yoga on 5th International Yoga Day

ANI Nanded, Maharashtra, India Jun 21, 2019, 07.29 AM(IST)

Baba Ramdev performs yoga along with his followers in Nanded on International Day of Yoga; Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also present. Photograph:( ANI )

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Thousands of people participated in the event and performed various yoga asanas. Fadnavis was also seen following various yoga postures.

On the occasion of fifth International Yoga Day, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday performed yoga here along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his followers.

Thousands of people participated in the event and performed various yoga asanas. Fadnavis was also seen following various yoga postures.

Ramdev's organisation Patanjali has today organized programs in one lakh villages across India.

The theme of 5th International Yoga Day 2019 is "Climate Action".

The word "Yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit root 'yuj' meaning "to join", "to yoke" or "to unite". Yoga is based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. Yoga works on one's body, mind, emotion and energy.

The main Yoga Day was being held in Jharkhand's Ranchi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Yoga along with the other participants.

Around 30,000 people participated in the event, for which security was beefed up across the city.

Several departments of the defence are conducting Yoga programmes on the fifth international yoga day. The striking yogic poses have now become a norm amongst the defence personnel in India.

Personnel of 9th Battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) also performed 'River Yoga' in Digaru river near Teju, Lohitpur this morning.

In the United Nation, Yoga day was celebrated on Thursday that would be followed by a panel of discussion today.