India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

By Xappie Desk, June 21, 2019 16:18 IST

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

On Friday, the fifth annual International Yoga Day, Modi practiced various yoga "asanas" alongside an estimated 40,000 people in India's eastern state of Jharkhand as members of his Cabinet and foreign envoys rolled out their yoga mats in cities around the world.

 
"Let our motto be yoga for peace, harmony and progress," Modi said before joining the hourlong practice.
 
India’s foreign ministry says most of its 191 embassies and consulates worldwide have organized yoga sessions to commemorate the day, from the Washington Monument to China’s Yellow Crane Tower.



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