Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh led thousands in practicing Yoga at majestic Rajpath with Rashtrapati Bhawan in the background on the 5th International Day of Yoga today. Prime Minister, was accompanied by Minister of State (Independent charge) Ministry of AYUSH & Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad YessoNaik led the nation from Ranchi in Jharkhand in celebrating the spirit of Yoga.
Addressing enthusiastic yoga practitioners, including scores of children Raksha Mantri said Yoga Day has become historic date for human civilisation. It is playing pivotal role in getting the whole world together and people from Tokyo to San Francisco are welcoming the morning sun rays through Yoga.
Shri Singh while praising Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his cultural diplomacy said, unprecedented 177 nations supported Yoga Day resolution in the United Nations.
Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, Goa Chief Minister Shri Pramod Sawant, Sikkim CM Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Minister of State (Independent charge) Ministry of Culture and MoS I/C Ministry of Tourism Shri Prahalad Singh Patel, Delhi Lt Governor Shri Anil Baijal and host of other dignitaries participated in practice of Yoga on the occasion.