Former IPS officer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Sunday said the miracle of collective chant of ‘Shanti, Shanti, Shanti’ by millions on the first International Yoga Day has brought the pre-monsoon showers in Delhi.
“Miracle of collective chant of Shanti,Shanti,Shanti, by millions brings pre-monsoon showers in Delhi. Reduces heat and cools even the trees,” she tweeted.
She also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United Nations for the International Yoga Day celebrations.
“Good morning from the Rajpath…witnessing a social revolution of Synergy..thanks to our leadership and the UN…,” she said in a series of tweets.
“Thanku our PM @narendramodi and @UN for gifting to the world Yoga Forever.It was a treasure of energy you have now given to all for PEACE..,” she added.
Prime Minister Modi has dubbed the International Yoga Day as the beginning of a new era of peace and goodwill, thanking all those who have contributed to the development of the great discipline.
Dressed in all-white and a tricolour scarf, Prime Minister Modi performed a variety of poses, including the Vajrasan and Padmasan, at the Rajpath where an estimated 40,000 people participated in the celebrations. Nearly 2,000 digital cinema screens were set up across Rajpath for the people to witness the live streaming of the performance of yoga asanas.
Similar yoga events took place simultaneously across India, with Chief Ministers like Vasundhara Raje, Chandrababu Naidu, Devendra Fadnavis and Raghubar Das joining in.
The yoga celebrations are being organised after the United Nations had in December last year declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.
The idea of celebrating the International Yoga Day was pitched by Prime Minister Modi at the United Nations General Assembly last year.