Ahead of the eighth International Day of Yoga which will be celebrated on June 21, Prime minister Narendra Modi said that yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally.
The Prime Minister also said that people from different walks of life including leaders, CEOs, sportspersons and actors regularly practice yoga and talk about how it has helped them. Taking to Twitter, he shared a video highlighting various details and benefits of yoga. The video begins with PM Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. A clip of Sushma Swaraj and Shripad Naik is also included in the video, which later highlights various different kinds of yoga and its postures.
"In the last few years, yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally. People from different walks of life including leaders, CEOs, sportspersons and actors regularly practice yoga and talk about how it has helped them," PM Modi tweeted along with the video.
Earlier on June 12, the Prime Minister urged everyone to make yoga a part of their daily routine stating that it has countless benefits.
On the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at Mysore Palace in Karnataka, while 75 ministers from his cabinet will do yoga at 75 historical and cultural sites in the country.
The International Yoga Day celebrations are being held in a big way at 75 prominent heritage spots in the country.
Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in Yoga programs at the famous Jyotirlinga Trimbakeshwar temple complex in Nashik, Maharashtra on Yoga Day, while Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will participate in a Yoga program in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Yoga Day.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will perform Yoga at Delhi's Lotus Temple. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will perform Yoga at Zero Mile Stone, Nagpur. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will perform Yoga at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.