Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh on Sunday said that yoga is a way of life, adding that it makes the body strong and gives peace of mind.
Speaking at the occasion of the International Yoga Day, Gen Singh shared his thoughts on twitter.
“Yoga is a way of life:It helps with weight loss, makes the body strong & flexible; above all gives us a peaceful mind. #InternationalYogaDay,” he posted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Rajpath to kick-start the International Yoga Day celebrations in Delhi.
The Prime Minster will shortly give an introductory speech, before participating in the 35-minute demonstration of yogic postures. It is expected that over 40,000 people are expected to participate.
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.