Minister of State (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal on Sunday expressed his delight at participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations, informing that he was taking part in the festivities at Marine Drive in the city.
Goyal shared his thoughts on the day via a series of tweets.
“Compliments to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji for leading the way in creating history on #InternationalDayofYoga”
“Celebrating our joy in the world’s acceptance of International Yoga Day, I wish good health and happiness to all #InternationalDayofYoga”
“Delighted to participate in Yoga by the Bay at Marine Drive symbolising Mumbai’s spirit and determination, in the face of adverse climate…”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Rajpath to kick-start the International Yoga Day celebrations in Delhi and has begun the demonstration of yogic postures.
Over 40,000 people are participating in the ongoing celebrations at Rajpath.
Besides, about two billion people across the globe are expected to participate in the inaugural day of the event.
The yoga celebrations are being organised after the United Nations had in December last year declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, with 177 countries voting in favour.
The proposal was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the UN General Assembly last year.