PM Narendra Modi addressed thousands of people on the second International Yoga Day gathered for asanas in Chandigarh this morning. Addressing people at the Capitol Complex before the beginning of the mass yoga event, PM Modi highlighted the importance of yoga and said that yoga has connected all the people of the nation.
This mass yoga event is being celebrated worldwide, UN the international body also lits up with an image of yoga body. The first International Yoga Day was observed across the world on June 21 last year. United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. (In Pics: PM Narendra Modi and ministers perform yoga on International Yoga Day)
Here are the highlights of the International Yoga event from Chandigarh:
-Whole world supported the idea of Yoga Day . We got support from all sections of society.
-I really feel some people don't fully understand the power and benefits of Yoga.
-This is a day linked with good health and it has now turned into a people's mass movement.
-Yoga is not just about what one will get, it is about what one can give up
-Just like the way we have made cell phones an indispensible part of our lives, make Yoga also indisensible for you.
-Yoga does not discriminate between rich and poor.
-Today more and more gynecologists are recommending Yoga for pregnant women.
-Let us make Yoga more popular world over. Let India produce good Yoga teachers.
-Let's focus on one thing, how to mitigate diabetes through Yoga. Diabetes can surely be controlled through Yoga.
-From next year onwards we will give two awards on Yoga Day ,want to honour those working to popularise Yoga.