New Delhi, June 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that June 21 not only marked the start of an annual day commemorating yoga, but it was also the start of new era for training the human mind for peace and cordiality.
Speaking at a function marking the start of International Yoga Day here at the Rajpath, Modi said that yoga is not only an exercise to make the body flexible but a path for inner development.
"It marks new era of training of human mind for peace and cordiality," said Modi who wore a white full T-shirt.
Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga! Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives #YogaDay— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2015
In some parts of the world, the 1st rays of the sun have already been welcomed by people practicing Yoga.This will continue across the world— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2015
About 37,000 people are taking part in the yoga programme on the Rajpath.