Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an estimated 50,000 volunteers to mark the fourth anniversary of International Yoga Day.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with several Union Ministers also hosted similar events across the country. Modi said that Yoga acted as a force in unifying the world and also performed various asanas as part of the celebrations. The event in Dehradun was held at the Forest Research Institute, which has been spruced up and security across Dehradun tightened. Modi was welcomed at the Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul, Chief Minister TS Rawat and other leaders & officials.
Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad also took part in yoga events in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Rudraprayag, Hajipur & Patna. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu was present in Mumbai at a yoga event organized by a non-profit run by BJP’s Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present on the occasion.