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New Delhi: Thousands of participants performs Yoga during a full dress rehearsal for the International Yoga Day at Rajpath in New Delhi on June 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi: In a record-breaking attempt, an estimated 37,000 people took part in a yoga session at Rajpath on Sunday to mark the International Yoga Day, officials said.

Ayush Ministry officials said that they had expected thousands of people to participate in the yoga exercises at Rajpath in central Delhi and its adjoining areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too joined the people in doing yoga.

The organizers have applied for a Guinness record for the largest simultaneous assembly of people at a yoga event.

The Guinness record is currently held by Vivekananda Kendra which organised a yoga event in which 29,973 people participated in Gwalior on November 19, 2005. (IANS)

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All Religions Flourished In India: Modi

"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

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  • Prime minister Narendra Modi says that all religions flourished in India
  • He said that every religion found life in India
  • Modi said that India is a land of many religions and festivals

Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

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Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS

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