The Social Welfare Department, Government of Chhattisgarh, observed International Yoga Day simultaneously across the State in multiple venues right from the village to the State level from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on 21 June 2017. Around 55,85,458 people participated wholeheartedly, including government employees, school children, youth, self-help groups, social groups, clubs, organizations, disabled people, senior citizens and the general public.