Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined over 30,000 people here for the second International Yoga Day celebrations as he pitched for treating diseases like diabetes through the ancient spiritual discipline.
In a brief address, the Prime Minister urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health.
“Make yoga a part of your life,” he told thousands of yoga enthusiasts. “Just as the mobile phone is now a part of your life, make yoga too a part of your life.”
The Prime Minister said the International Yoga Day had become a mass movement like no other in the world.
Modi, dressed in a white-coloured t-shirt and trouser along with a scarf, led over 30,000 participants, including defence forces personnel and school children, for the second International Day of Yoga celebrations here at the Capitol Complex amid tight security.
The Prime Minister, who arrived here last night, participated in a mass demonstration of ‘Common Yoga Protocol’. A yoga enthusiast himself, he performed yoga ’asanas’ along with the people at the event.
Over 30,000 people from all ages — 10,000 each from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana — performed yoga ‘asanas’ on pink and blue coloured mats during the event. Separately, about 10,000 people also performed yoga at over 100 other locations in Chandigarh itself.