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 here today. Prime Minister, accompanied by Minister ofState (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. He allayed the fears of that Yoga belong to any religion. It transcends religion and is for whole humankind. He pointed out that even Islamic countries supported the resolution which itself proves that point.
Minister of Environment, Forest &Climate ChangeandInformation &BroadcastingShri Prakash Javadekar, Goa Chief Minister Shri Pramod Sawant, Sikkim Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Minister ofState (Independent charge)Ministry of CultureandMoS 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.