Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated people who practiced Yoga on International Yoga Day and worked towards making it a success.
“35,985 people belonging to 84 nations joined the #YogaDay programme at Rajpath. 2 world records have been set. Yoga truly unites. The world has celebrated #YogaDay with immense enthusiasm,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
“Across the world, people have joined in large numbers. This is a great moment. I congratulate each and every person who practiced Yoga today & made the 1st #YogaDay a success,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra 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 yesterday, including the Vajrasan and Padmasan, at the Rajpath where an estimated 40,000 people participated in the celebrations.
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.