International Yoga Day 2021: President Kovind, VP Naidu and other political leaders celebrate by performing Yoga; share pictures and videos

As India is celebrating the seventh International Day of Yoga, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, several union ministers and citizens across the country performed Yoga on the occasion today.

However, the nation witnessed muted celebrations, and events were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Ram Nath Kovind performed yoga at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Taking on Twitter, the President termed Yoga as 'India's great gifts to the world'.

"International Day Of Yoga greetings! Our ancient seers' vision of bringing mind-body together to achieve holistic health and happiness has benefited millions over millennia. One of India's great gifts to the world, it can be especially helpful during Covid-19," President Kovind tweeted with the hashtag 'BeWithYogaBeAtHome'.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu performs Yoga at his official residence in Delhi with his wife Usha to mark the occasion.

"This year's theme 'Yoga for well-being' reflects the need to practice Yoga regularly for our holistic wellness as yoga improves both our physical and mental health," tweeted the Vice President.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the occasion, announced the launch of the M-Yoga app for yoga training videos that will be available worldwide in different languages and said that the application will play a 'great role' in expanding yoga across the globe.

Politicians across India celebrated the day with gusto and shared their pictures and videos on Twitter.

Have a look.

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