PM Modi dubs International Yoga Day as the beginning of a new era of peace and goodwill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi, June 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked President Pranab Mukherjee for joining in the International Yoga Day celebrations by inaugurating a mass yoga event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter for thanking the President: “I would like to thank Rashtrapati ji for joining #YogaDay celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan. A very special and encouraging gesture.”

The Prime Minister, who inaugurated the celebrations in Delhi, dubbed the International Yoga Day as the beginning of a new era of peace and goodwill, thanking all those who have contributed to the development of the great discipline.

An estimated 40,000 people participated in the celebrations at Rajpath in the national capital, with around two billion people taking part across the world.

Around 1,000 residents and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s Body Guard, the Army Guard, ITBP and the Delhi Police participated in the mass Yoga event, which was organised in collaboration with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH.

Yoga practice classes were also conducted for residents of the President’s Estate from June 1 to 20, 2015 in preparation for the International Yoga Day.

(With Agency Inputs)

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