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‘More relevant during COVID-19’, Kiren Rijiju celebrates International Yoga Day

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju joined the celebrations of International Yoga Day. He performed asanas and said that it is “more relevant” during the COVID-19.

Rijiju shared a video of him performing asanas on his official Twitter handle.

“Yoga is a heritage of India but the world has embraced it as #InternationalYogaDay on 21st June by UN declaration under the leadership of PM @narendramodi Ji. It’s more relevant during #COVID19. Greetings to everyone on #Internationalyogaday2020,” Rijiju captioned the video.

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On September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the International Yoga Day. This announcement came in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit which implies to join or to unite. The International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of the people.

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