LUCKNOW: Thousands of yoga enthusiasts braved rains and gathered in Lucknow's Ambedkar Sabha Sthal, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the gathering as part of the International Yoga Day celebrations. Dressed in a white T-shit, PM Modi greeted the people from the stage he shared with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and jokingly told the large gathering -- where people used the yoga mats to shield themselves -- that he had now learnt the benefits of the yoga mat as well. In his address, the prime minister also pointed out how the UN had accepted his proposal in record time to celebrate June 21 as the International Yoga Day.
Here are the Top 5 quotes from his address:
Salt as it is essential to food, similarly Yoga is important to lead a healthy life
Yoga has played a big role in connecting the world too. Many countries who do not even know our language or culture but Yoga has connected India to the world
Yoga not only enlightens the body but also the soul
Wellness more important than simply physical fitness
Yoga is a great medium to bring cohesion in the society