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3,000 celebrate International Yoga Day at US' Times Square

Over 3,000 people attended the International Yoga Day celebration at Times Square in US' New York on Monday. Consulate General of India, New York partnered with the Times Square Alliance to host the event under the theme of "Solstice in Times Square 2021". "Yoga was born in India but is part of global heritage today," Consul General Randhir Jaiswal said.

Yoga has provided a ray of hope to the people across the world amid COVID-19 pandemic, said PM Narendra Modi on the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day. "The enthusiasm for Yoga has only increased over the last two years. We all have seen that in such difficult times, yoga became a great medium of self-confidence," PM Modi added.

To mark the 7th International Yoga Day, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed at the India-China border, performed Yoga at an altitude of 18,000 feet in Ladakh on Monday. Some ITBP personnel performed Yoga at 16,000 feet in Himachal Pradesh, 14,000 feet along Ladakh's Pangong Tso, at Animal Transport School in Arunachal Pradesh with horses and near Ladakh's Galwan valley.

On the seventh International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mYoga app in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The app will make Yoga training videos available across the world in different languages. "Yoga is a ray of hope amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This will help us in our 'One World, One Health' motto," the PM said.

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