Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an estimated 50,000 volunteers in Dehradun to perform various yoga asanas to commemorate the fourth edition of the International Day of Yoga.
Declaring Yoga as one of the unifying forces of the world, the Prime Minister said, “Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. In Yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society. India is Yoga’s top ambassador.”
Meanwhile, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev led the celebrations in education hub Kota, where he led more than 1 lakh participants with an aim to create a Guinness World Record.
“A certificate has already been issued to us for making record of more than 1.05 lakh people performing yoga together. More people are joining and the counting is still underway,” Ramdev said, while addressing the media persons at the venue.
The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed to the United Nations General Assembly by PM Modi on 27th September 2014, with the first edition being celebrated the following year on June 21st.