Praising Prime Minister Modi and Shah, he said that both the top leaders do Yoga every day and as result of it Shah lost his weight considerably.
Elsewhere in NY, a large number of people, including from the Indian community, participated in special yoga sessions organised by the Indian Consulate in NY. "There are many countries which do not know our language, traditions or culture but the entire world is getting connected with us because of yoga", said 66-year-old Modi, who was attired in a white T-shirt and loose pants.
"Yoga has connected the world with India", Mr. Modi said at the event held here at the sprawling Ramabai ground.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that Yoga belongs not merely to India but to the whole world and added that it is a science to attain inner-peace.
After concluding his speech, Modi walked to an enclosure and performed yoga with almost 100 students.
Urging everyone to make Yoga a part of their lives, the Prime Minister said that Yoga is about health assurance, and it is not even expensive to practice.
At DU, Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi performed yoga with other officials at Gandhi Bhavan. 50 or 60 minutes (is fine) because it lends harmony to the body, mind and intellect. In 2015, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Day of Yoga.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a mass Yoga session at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
There are now 10,800 yoga schools in China and one India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, with the practice gaining in popularity. The physical, mental and spiritual practice which aims to transform both body and mind, began in ancient India, and is popular throughout the globe.
Modi, who arrived at the venue around 6.40 am with governor Ram Naik and chief minister Yogi Adityanath, did not let people down.
People practice yoga on 1,500 yoga mats, printed with an artwork and placed together to form the artwork, during an event marking International Yoga Day, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv June 21, 2017. Over 10,000 people gathered at Central Park in the heart of Connaught Place and the circular road around it, making it one of the largest yoga shows in the city.
At Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP), 500 students attended the yoga session conducted by Indian yoga teachers.