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The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with other dignitaries perform Yoga, at the 3rd International Yoga Day celebration, organised by the Central Oil marketing PSUs, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on June 21, 2017.

Hundreds of people from all age group participate in World Yoga Day

Bhubaneswar:21/6/17; Hundreds of people from all age group and all walks of life participate in World Yoga Day programmes at Janta Maidan on Wednesday to show their skills in Yoga.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the event at Janata Maidan here in the city. As many as 13 famous Yoga gurus would impart various skills and ashans of yoga and spread the message of how Yoga is important to lead a healthy life.

A State level function on International Yoga Day organised by National Ayush Mission will be inaugurated by Health minister Pratap Jena at Jaydev Bhavan at 9.30 am.

Culture Minister Ashok Panda, Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani, Bhubaneswar Central MLA Bijaya Kumar Mohanty, Bhubaneswar North MLA Priyadarshi Mishra and Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena are also scheduled to attend the function.

Need to be mentioned, International Yoga Day was initially declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, but it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who suggested the date June 21 as it is the longest day of year in the Northern Hemisphere and other parts of the world.

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