Celebrating the second International Yoga Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21 urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health as he addressed thousands of Yoga enthusiasts participating in a grand event in Chandigarh.
Over 96,000 people had registered themselves to take part in the event. Of this, over 30,000 were picked, including 10,000 each from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. Shortlisted to perform yoga, began lining up around the spruced up complex around 4 am. There has been a huge turnout despite early thundershowers.
Speaking at the event, Modi urged people to make yoga a part of life. “Just as the mobile phone is now a part of your life, make yoga too a part of your life,”