Modi bane Yogi

Published on May 28, 2015 18:24:24 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event in Rajpath on June 21, as part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline.

Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue in the New Delhi, government officials informed.

The United Nations declared June 21 as the first International Day of Yoga, after adopting a measure put forth by the Modi government. Modi used his first speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September to call for such a day to be observed.

Yoga lets people “discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature,” Modi stated in his speech.