International Yog Day - 21st June 2015

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    Darul Uloom supports International Yoga Day, says it shouldn't be associated with religion

    Clerics at the highly-revered seminary in Deoband town, Uttar Pradesh, have maintained that yoga is a form of exercise and it should not be associated with any religion.The Islamic seminary added that it has not issued any fatwa that prohibits Muslims from practising yoga.Meanwhile, Muslim delegates today met Minister of State for AAYUSH and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shripad Yesso Naik and extended full support for the yoga event.



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    Speaking to news agency ANI, the BJP leader confirmed that the Muslim delegates have expressed full support to participate in International Yoga Day event.

    Amid opposition from some minority groups including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AMPLB) against compulsory yoga classes in schools, the government on Monday said participation in June 21 events to mark International Yoga Day was not "compulsory".

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said there is "no compulsion" in this regard and that the practise of Yoga should not be related to any caste, creed or religion.

    Asked about All India Muslim Personal Law Board's decision to launch a campaign against any move to make 'Surya Namaskar' and Yoga compulsory in schools, Singh said, "I don't want to comment on the Board's stand... I only want to say that Yoga should not be related to any caste, creed and religion. It's good for mental and physical health."

    India is home to about 140 million Muslims -- the third largest Muslim population after Indonesia and Pakistan.Security has been stepped up in the national capital ahead of the International Yoga Day.
     
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    International Yoga Day: Islamic Dubai to Host Two Yoga Sessions

    Islamic Dubai has no qualms about yoga and is all set to host not one, but two mass yoga sessions this month to celebrate the first International Yoga Day.

    The majority of Muslim countries supported India - 46 members of the Organisation of Islamic countries(OIC) including Iran, and Gulf countries like Qatar and the United Arab emirates.

    The first one will be held on 12 June at Dubai's Zabeel Park, where about 3,000 people are expected to participate. The event will be hosted by Dubai Municipality, in coordination with Friends of Yoga.

    The session will be held from 6.30 pm to 9.30pm and will include entertainment activities to be witnessed by about 12,000 visitors.The second one, to be organised by the Indian consulate in Dubai and Al Wasl Football Club, will be held on the official International Yoga Day on 21 June at the Al Wasl Club at night, in which about 15,000 people are expected to participate, according to
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    Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates whose official religion is Islam.

    "We are extremely pleased to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in Dubai as this would help Dubai position itself on the global yoga map.The civic authority is always keen on promoting a fitness culture among the residents. We urge the residents in Dubai and other emirates to join the event and get inspired to follow the practice throughout their life," Mohammad Al Fardan, Director of Parks and Horticulture Department, Dubai Municipality said in a press statement.

    The United Nations recently decided to mark 21 June as International Yoga Day and the resolution was passed by 170 countries, including several Muslim countries.

    Indian embassies in several Muslim-majority countries like Afghanistan, Jordan, Turkmenistan and Tunisia will also organise yoga sessions overseen by gurus who would teach 'Asanas,' Deccan Herald reported.

    Pakistan currently has not granted visas to Indian yoga teachers. However, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad is expected to hold yoga sessions within its premises on 21 June.

    Protesting against the Modi government's plans of including surya namaskar as part of yoga sessions in schools on 21 June, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had called the UN Observance as ""Hindu religious practises."

    After repeated protests by the minority body, the Indian government decided to not include surya namaskar as part of the yoga sessions in school, Times of India reported.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    Modi communalising our Forces! :crying:



    also, Modi's communalising china too. he's been posting about different Yogaasan and their benefits for his Weibo followers too.
     
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    Gujarat Chief Minister at GMDC ground in Amdavad, Gujarat marking International Yoga Day

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    I thought they pulled it off well, Good attendance.
    i guess we will have to wait for the Guinness record numbers.
     
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    Congress to hold 'walk for the nation' on International Yoga Day

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    JAMSHEDPUR: Alleging that yoga was being privatised by BJP, the East Singhbhum District Congress Committee has decided to organise a 'Walk for Nation and Society' here today to coincide with International Yoga Day.

    Congress members and supporters will assemble at Jubilee Park gate today morning and take part in the walk, said district Congress (DCC) president Vijay Khan.

    At a press conference here today, Khan said the objective behind the programme was to send out the message ..
     
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    The global popularity of yoga is not just about India’s cultural resurgence.

    On June 21, elaborate celebrations in New Delhi will mark the first United Nations International Day of Yoga. What this UN day highlights is part of a process that has been unfolding for well over a century and transcends the boundaries of nation states.

    In India, this process is commonly perceived to date back to Swami Vivekananda’s address at the Parliament of World Religions at Chicago in 1893. When the young Hindu monk declared that all humans are “children of immortal bliss,” he was sharing a philosophical and spiritual truth that transcends human-made boundaries of race, religious doctrine, and nationhood.

    In the decade that followed, Vivekananda exerted a substantial influence in intellectual circles on both sides of the Atlantic. This was largely because he powerfully expressed the transcendent dimensions of Indic spiritual and philosophical traditions. A century later, Vivekananda is remembered simultaneously as a universal icon of communal harmony and a Hindu nationalist “missionary.” And yoga, a corollary of this philosophy’s practice, has spread across the world.

    However, the ever-increasing global popularity of yoga is not just about a cultural resurgence of India. More crucially, it signals a shift in the politics of knowledge. For much of the last two centuries, since just before the dawn of the Euro-centric industrial revolution, science was based on a narrow materialist definition. Realms of experience and reality that are not testable in laboratories were dismissed as irrelevant.

    This is why traditional health therapies, from different corners of the world, are not covered by many insurance policies in most western countries. This has been slowly changing over the last four decades, as much of modern science has been critiqued for not encompassing many dimensions of reality—and thus the rise of holistic science, particularly in the sphere of health-related therapies.

    Yoga is already the leading form of therapy and health regime among systems that have travelled from the east to the west. In the U.S. alone the yoga industry, which includes classes and sales of assorted paraphernalia, is estimated at $10 billion a year.

    The recognition of yoga by the United Nations—an honour for the Indic civilisation—is almost a culmination of a long process. But it is a still greater triumph for all those who, regardless of their nationality, are seeking to promote holistic knowledge systems and related therapies for human well-being across the world.

    The UN’s decision is part of its mandate to promote healthier choices by individuals and entire populations. By its resolution of 11 December 2014, creating the International Day of Yoga, the UN has recognised that “… yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being” and that “… wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population…”

    Controversies about what truly qualifies as yoga, and what is just an “unyoga” set of physical exercises, will persist. What matters in these disputes is not conformity with the original systems that were born in the land that is now the Indian nation state. Instead, what is far more relevant is rigorous work on the parameters and criteria of what constitutes holistic knowledge systems.

    The stamp of recognition by the United Nations will hopefully strengthen both academic efforts in this sphere and public spending in support of related holistic therapies across the world.

    Rajni Bakshi is Senior Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House. This article was originally published at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, a foreign policy think tank in Mumbai, India, established to engage India’s leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on India’s foreign policy and the nation’s role in global affairs.

     
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    Indian Navy personnel performing Yoga at Kuantan, Malaysia (South China Sea).
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    I am a proud yogi................. :yey:
     
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    India has NEVER seen soft-power projection of this scale since Gandhi. Pakis must be feeling worthless.
     
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    My heartiest felicitations to my countrymen from all the regions, all faiths and all the creeds on the Yoga day..
    It is our heritage and it must be popularised as an alternate way to health in this country where modern health care is not the forte of common people ...

    Let us make Yoga as an alternate method of looking after physical and mental health...

    I know lots of giant MNC medicine money churning machines / companies would be unhappy about it .. but lots of common citizen all over the world be happy to find a good and effective alternative to their physical and mental well-being ..
     
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    some army unit indulging ins soft exercise - ygaa !
     
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