Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined thousands of people in a mass yoga session in Chandigarh to mark the International Yoga Day, which he said has become a “jan andolan” or people’s movement since its launch last year.”
As many as 57 Union Ministers are spread across the country today for the 2nd International Yoga Day programme. The Ministers are leading various programmes hosted by the Government across the country during the mega event, including ten of them concentrating in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to participate in these events.
The United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day on December 11, 2014. PM Modi suggested this in his address to the UN General Assembly and the idea was supported by 177 member states, which adopted it without a vote.
The Prime Minister, wearing a white T-shirt and track pants with a scarf, walked around surveying people performing asanas before settling down on a mat and joining them at the Capitol Complex.
Modi performed 45 minutes of yoga asanas along with 30,500 participants at the Capitol Complex between 7am and 7.45 am on Tuesday, a day the Met department has predicted possible rains and thunderstorm in the Union territory.
The 57 Ministers who have been assigned the task of leading this year