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The hard truths of soft power

Soft power can play a key role in the rise of a country. For India, yoga is a start. Expand this

The grand celebrations of the International Day of Yoga on the lawns of the United Nations this week underlined the seriousness with which India was pushing its soft power brand.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 10:08 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

People from all walks of life come together for yoga in Chandigarh tricity

Chandigarh administration celebrated the occasion with this year’s theme “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”; over 100 different locations throughout Chandigarh played host to yoga sessions, engaging a diverse range of participants

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Punjab governor and UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit and mayor Anup Gupta performing yoga with officials and residents at Rock Garden, Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 03:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Himachal Governor stresses on benefits of yoga

HP Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla has emphasised on the benefits of yoga and its role in achieving overall well-being

The HP Governor highlighted the transformative power of yoga and pranayama in daily life. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 01:12 AM IST
By, Shimla

Yoga’s soft power reigns at UN during Modi’s US visit

Modi reminded the audience, as did the UNGA president, that India had proposed marking June 21 as the International Day of Yoga nine years ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) attends a yoga event at the United Nation headquarters in New York.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, New York

Leaders, locals perform yoga in Capital to mark yoga day

Thousands of people gathered at multiple locations across Delhi to celebrate International Yoga Day, organised by the New Delhi Municipal Committee. This year's theme was "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," with events held in association with Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Art of Living and Bhartiya Yog Sanstha. Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejriwal did not attend, tweeting about the closure of free yoga classes due to alleged fund termination by the lieutenant governor. The event was first put forward in 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the United Nations General Assembly.

People perform yoga at Kartavya Path in Delhi on Wednesday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 12:26 AM IST
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