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Modi leads yoga day celebrations around the world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) participates in a mass yoga session along with other Indian yoga practitioners (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

TENS of thousands of people – from the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier – joined India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (21) to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, with a few wearing masks to highlight poor air quality. Modi pushed for the annual event to be held worldwide after winning power in 2014, with the lifestyle industry centred on the ancient physical and spiritual discipline estimated to be worth around $80 billion. “Instead of dividing, Yoga unites. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, Yoga heals,” Modi said on…

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